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 Post subject: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:18 am 
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Hello - has anyone else been preparing for the Wandsworth test this week? We did some DIY prep at home and DD seems happy, but need some handholding while we wait for results.


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:54 pm 
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Yes all ready for tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 pm 
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Can someone tell me what this is used for and when we get results?
I’m not too clear and our school haven’t really told us the purpose! but DC has taken the test.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:00 pm 
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Information about the test is here. It's a little odd you haven't been told anything about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:12 pm 
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sorryIhaventaclue wrote:
Can someone tell me what this is used for and when we get results?
I’m not too clear and our school haven’t really told us the purpose! but DC has taken the test.

Thanks!


I'm not in your area but I understand that in some Wandsworth schools, it is used to determine banding. Some schools allocate places by oversubscription criteria within bands, to try to ensure that there is a fair representation of the various groups within the intake? e.g. if there is a 'gradient' by both income and ability radiating from a school, just admitting by distance would get lots of clever kids, but only from well-off households. Splitting up the population into smaller groups (in this case, by test score), then by distance within each group, means that you get a spread of abilities, because there will be children admitted from each band, and socioeconomic background, and geography (to a certain extent) because the nearest distance from the school within a lower score band will be different from that in the top band etc.

(A very simplistic overview - and looking at the link provided by scary mum), obviously some schools use the score to allocate straightforward ability places :)) .

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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:25 pm 
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scary mum wrote:
Information about the test is here. It's a little odd you haven't been told anything about it.


Not if you knew our school - they are really not good with communication!


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Yes, some schools use it for fair banding, others (I think Graveney, Burntwood and the boys' school whose name escapes me) use it for ability places.


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:18 pm 
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streathammum wrote:
Yes, some schools use it for fair banding, others (I think Graveney, Burntwood and the boys' school whose name escapes me) use it for ability places.

Ernest Bevin College?


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:58 am 
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And I think Ashcroft use only the Non-Verbal paper for banding?

Wandsworth test results due next week - how was it for your kids? For our DC it was as we'd expected, some parts fine, some sections very hard. It appeared to be a vast majority of boys sitting it at the OOC test centre we attended - I found that a bit surprising, or are there more boys schools in Wandsworth?


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:10 pm 
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Nervously waiting here. Wondering if they will be given the results in school today.


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