When selecting a grammar school as one of your preferences there is a question along the lines of ' would you still like to be considered for a place if you don't get one on ability'
Have I misunderstood the question? What does it actually mean? I can't remember seeing it last year..
Could that equate to a school that has 'equal banding' as a selection method, rather than an exam? There's at least one of those schools in Gloucestershire, where they try to take an equal percentage of the intake from 6 (or so) ability bands. Or maybe where an academy is allowed to recruit a certain percentage of pupils on an ability in - say - sport or the arts (but not academic ability).
It certainly shouldn't apply to grammars.