There is a lot of information on this board but how much fact and how much is second guessing?
For example some people are suggesting that both entrance papers for Watford are NFER. Well I have an email from the admissions secretary at one of the schools clearly stating otherwise.
This IMO brings into question some of the other replies.
So fact or fiction?
I would add to Patricia and Catherine's replies as follows.
In an area such as Bucks the 11+ is administered County-wide. One procedure, one source of informaton.
However, in many areas - and Herts is one such - the 11+ is administered by the individual schools and there are potentially as many procedures as there are schools. The margin of error on the Forum is therefore likely to be higher in such areas.
In almost all cases the Forum is self-correcting, in that any wrong information will be corrected by another user before too long. I have seen erroneous information posted on occasions, but in almost every case it has been because the poster has:
- out-of-date information (the system can change rapidly, as has happened in Warwickshire recently)
- posted on the basis of genuine hearsay, rather than from personal experience, albeit with the best intentions
- genuinely made an error in their keenness to help.
Please do post the information you have received from the Watford Admissions Secretary, to ensure that the correct information is available to parents.