Sunshine 11 wrote:
Interesting prospective parents evening at SHS. I found out there will be no qualifying scores anymore, just ranking. Each school will then have a different ranking cut off. So hopefully all a bit clearer.
That's interesting. One thing, though. A child is unlikely to have the same ranking for each school, as not all children will have their scores shared with every school, and the tie-break criteria within each score will be different. EG a child living closer to one school or having a sibling there will be ranked slightly higher for that school.
Yes admissions did confirm your child will have a different ranking for each school. I just hope the cut off allows all of the places to be filled. It must be devastating when a child doesn't reach qualifying score and yet the academic year starts half full. A tough one for the decision makers, but I feel it is better for more to qualify and at least ensure all places are full, this seems to have happened this year as I heard lots of children who qualified but didn't get a place.