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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:18 am 
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Scores of 398 and 401 would definitely have got you an OOC place at DGS (boys) in the last two years. Unless the test has got easier this year and there are a lot of high scorers you should be fine with those scores. Kent publish a spreadsheet showing all of the results. You should be able to work out from this roughly where your child sits in relation to everyone else. Considering there a lot of grammar schools in Kent if there are only a few hundred scorers above your child then you should feel fairly confident about getting the school of your choice. The chances of all of those who scored higher than your child wanting to go to the same school as your child are pretty much non existent. Therefore as the super selectives allocate places on the basis of score alone if there are 70 places available at the school of your choice, considering the number of schools available and the fact that many who take the Kent test will have taken other tests as well (St Olaves, Bexley) so may not even take a place at a Kent school, you would be extremely unfortunate if all those who scored above your child in the test decided to fill the 70 places at the school you wanted your child to go to. It's not going to happen. Hope that makes sense!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Hi, my son got 391 do you think he is eligible for DGS? We are OOC as well..

Kindly could you please suggest?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:39 pm 
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miracle wrote:
Hi, my son got 391 do you think he is eligible for DGS? We are OOC as well..

Kindly could you please suggest?


Yes. I would say pretty much guaranteed with that score.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:58 pm 
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There seem to be a lot of higher scores this year, even just from the forums. We personally know of at least half a dozen boys in the 417-423 range. I wonder if the out of area score will go up significantly? Looking forward to Kent releasing that xl spreadsheet so we can assess our chances. Wish they would hurry up!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Hi all, rather new too all of this - but quickly getting a handle on the dimensions of the Kent Test! Where do they release the giant list of results- is it on the Kent web site. Any pointers much appreciated. Marty


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:18 am 
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miracle wrote:
Hi, my son got 391 do you think he is eligible for DGS? We are OOC as well..

Kindly could you please suggest?


Even if you do have full access, to the spreadsheet (does anyone know where you can find this?) it's impossible to say for certain if your son was one of the top 90 applicants. However based on last year I would think you'll be comfortably in with 391.

The post implying that scores of 417-423 have been common puzzles me. They surely wouldn't have set a selection test that makes scores of 99+ commonplace, would they? Especially if, according to the school, last year came in at 375. I wouldn't be discouraged at 391!

The cohort at our primary school, which is really strong this year, is broadly in line with last year's result... certainly no 100%ers!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:59 am 
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I didn't say that scores of 417-423 were common. Just our observation of the scores posted on this forum and the boys we personally know. The spreadsheet (for 2015) which can be found on the Kent Test bit of the KCC website shows only a few boys on the very top scores last year. Last year the top score was 420 I think, this year it is 423 and there are more sitters.
I'm not a statistics person but on this forum there are some very informed people , Bob and Bibliovore, who can hopefully shed a bit more light when the new spreadsheet is released.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:04 am 
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delasota wrote:
miracle wrote:
Hi, my son got 391 do you think he is eligible for DGS? We are OOC as well..

Kindly could you please suggest?


Even if you do have full access, to the spreadsheet (does anyone know where you can find this?) it's impossible to say for certain if your son was one of the top 90 applicants. However based on last year I would think you'll be comfortably in with 391.

The post implying that scores of 417-423 have been common puzzles me. They surely wouldn't have set a selection test that makes scores of 99+ commonplace, would they? Especially if, according to the school, last year came in at 375. I wouldn't be discouraged at 391!

The cohort at our primary school, which is really strong this year, is broadly in line with last year's result... certainly no 100%ers!


If you just go to your KCC website, last year's spreadsheet is somewhere in the secondary school admissions bit (probably in the Kent Test section - being terminally curious, I did have a wander around 'Kent' last night, but can't remember exactly where I saw it :) ).

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:44 am 
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DS scored 421 in Kent and 260 in Bexley, this is (not to boast but) to reassure some parents that we will not be putting either Kent/Bexley schools on CAF form, there will be similar DC in this position as well hence people should not let the high scores posted deter them from their school choice.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:23 pm 
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Looking at the Kent spreadsheet which has been released today. As predicted, there are more higher scorers than last year. Can Bibliovore or anyone make a loose guess as to what the ooc score may be for Dartford this year please? I'm trying to gauge what boys from what areas would put Dartford first. I guess if you are a high scorer from Ashford say, then you might pick another school?


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