Mazer66, given that you are a tutor, do you have any idea what would be considered a "competitive" percentage, i.e. qualify for an interview, for the maths, english and comprehension papers? Any colours on the competitive pool of candidates this year? Thanks in advance.
Sorry, vnmomma, I have no inside knowledge into the SPGS talent pool (by the way, my musings are purely personal, annectdotal and not evidence based). I would like to make it clear that I am fairly new to this forum and although I have some experience of GL based grammar school entrance in the Trafford area, I am quite naive about the Indie process and it would be mis-leading for people on this forum to think I am some kind of authority on these matters, there are , thank God, some very experienced contributors on this forum that can give more objective advise!!
However, SPGS has approximately 52% of candidates obtaining places at either Oxbridge or UCL as per FT rankings 2012 (which is even higher than that of Westminster School) and I think that speaks volumes of the potential of the candidates they accept.
If she is at a feeder prep school, the school should be able to give the information that you require. If she is at state school, then there is no harm in asking the registrar directly for the information that you want. (remember they are supposedly a charity and have a moral duty, if not a statutary one(!) to allow state maintained children to have an equal "playing field " as their over prepped independent comtemporaries , so don't take any s--- from them , and if you feel you would not be vociferous enough for that, PM me and I will do it on your behalf!! I've already had this confrontation with WGS , and yes ,they saw it my way in the end) Once again, best of luck.