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Two threads from 2008 illustrate what I believe used
to happen and I wondered if it still does?http://www2.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum ... ed+a+place
The final posts (in case I've linked it incorrectly) says:
They sent out a variety of different letters. If you scored > 345 you got a "guaranteed place". Between 340 and 345 it said it was inconceivable that you would not get a place and I understand letters were more cautious below this, but seemed to imply it was likely a place would be offered
says that boys with the top 100 scores were told they had a "guaranteed place" in the October letters and, as such, were advised to put Wallington on their CAF form. Other pupils were merely told that they had passed the test but weren't promised a guaranteed place.
Many people I have spoken to with children who went through the 11+ even just a couple of years ago seem convinced that the Grammar Schools tell you how likely your child is to get a place long before offer day yet nothing I've seen on the school websites or heard at open days supports this. Is it a simply a case of letting the child sit the tests and filling in the CAF form according to your true preferences (but working blind to some extent by not knowing the Tiffins or Sutton Grammar results at all and not knowing Wallington and Wilson's cut-off) or do some schools send a letter that is worded in such a way that you can guess your child's chances of getting a place as it seems they once did?