Thanks for your reply everyone. I was just worried if my DS would fit in a above average cohort. But if the school is made up children with all abilities, it would be a better projection of the society.
I overheard the mums telling their DS score to sixth former helper.....they didnt tell me...but i was near enough to hear
. I dont know wheather they were asked.....or...
TM - i should really stop FLAPPING
.......you know what i must have spoken to your DS, because the young man sounded jus like you- sensible.
Homebird- thanks for sharing you experience, i dont judge any children by their scores....but didnt want DS to suffer socially when i thought he may not fit in with the cohort
KCG- the score discussion goes on where i live and will go on until the exam is abolished. When someone ask for my DS score , i answer with all the pride in the world, but do not ask for their DS score- as it is not important to compare. But what annoys me most is when people allocate percentages to the scores....eg 380/423 would literally mean 90%....but it is not literal...scores undergo standardization and are age weighted. So % cannot be allocated. I keep this opinion to myself these days, as it is a waste of time explaining to some ppl.
vicster- thanks for your reply. My son is timid until he knows the place and ppl, and once he does he is complete chatterbox- non stop. He was talking to alot of school boys who are helpers yesterday and he has got some current y7 boys phone numbers to contact reagrding music / helping out in the library. So i guess boys settle- left up to them.My DS is not a genius but certainly knows what he wants and what to work hard for. Realistically ooc have to score higher to have a chance at the school- so i guess i was worried for nothing.
Thanks once again for all replies. But i would still like to hear about the help given to children who need more help than other kids- what provisions do Alty have in place...and etc.