Was pondering over an alternative to the current system in Herts.
Would a points system work any better?
I would envisage points being awarded, based on a mix of factors. So for selective schools, points would be awarded for:
- Academic ability
- Music ability
- Sport ability
- Distance from school
- Sibling at school
Obviously, the weighting of points would be crucial, but it would give local bright children the opportunity to compete against less able distant siblings. It means that children compete holistically for places, rather than on a single criteria.
Overall, I would see the system favouring well rounded children from the local area, rather than children super-tutored in a single discipline.
Workable or a bad idea?