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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:43 pm 
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Thank you Moormum and J50. It's a long and hard wait.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:52 pm 
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My DS sat both Dulwich College and Whitgift so we are also waiting... How did yours find the exams? Mine found the DC maths paper and VR/NVR easy but was less inspired by the English one. For W it is the opposite. He thinks he wrote a better English essay and comprehension than for DC but left a couple of questions in maths and VR :? Overall he's quite confident but that worries me a bit as he's got a tendency to be [over]confident...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Good evening
Does anyone know how many sat the Whitgift test today and a rough idea how many get called for interviews? Also the same for Trinity.

Thank you


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Ahmedfamily wrote:
Good evening
Does anyone know how many sat the Whitgift test today and a rough idea how many get called for interviews? Also the same for Trinity.

Thank you


10+ or 11+?

DS did 10+ for T & W last year and got offers from both (We chose W and he started Whitgift in September and is loving it). From what Ive been told by an 11+ parent today, the numbers seem similar to last year:

W (10+) : c.225 Sat; c.150 Interviewed; c.90 offered (for 60 places)
T (10+): c.200 Sat; c.100 interviewed c75 offered (for 45 places)

W (11+) c 500 Sat; c. 350 interviewed c.220 offered (for 140 places)
T (11+) c 450 Sat; c. 300 interviewed c.170 offered (for 100 places)

I must stress that this is very unscientific but based on my sole experience from last year. Moreover, there is significantly more flex in W than T, who tend to be very strict in sticking to their numbers (they were caught out a few years back when significantly more people accepted than they had planned)

HTH


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:46 pm 
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It was for 11+ :-)

Thank you very much for feedback at least it gives me some idea!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:48 pm 
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Personally I think that those rates for rejection ie non-offers post interview seem a bit high in my experience. I have only known offer rates which are much higher than those experienced by Firefox. Most boys who sit Whitgift also sit at least 1, and usually at least 2 other independent schools, and sometimes grammars as well. I would have said that 75-85% of those interviewed get offers - certainly amongst the prep schools it was fairly exceptional, though not entirely unknown, for boys to get to interview and not get an offer. But my information is based on previous years. Perhaps last year more boys got rejected at interview, though I am very surprised if they are rejecting over a third of those who passed the entrance exams.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:17 pm 
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Thanks for the information Ladymuck - now to wait if we get called for an interview! :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:42 pm 
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I asked a staff member at Trinity this morning how many applications they received this year for 11+ and he said '380ish for 80 places'.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:13 pm 
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PurpleDuck wrote:
I asked a staff member at Trinity this morning how many applications they received this year for 11+ and he said '380ish for 80 places'.


I also asked this and I was told 480 for 80 places


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:38 pm 
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Ahmedfamily wrote:
PurpleDuck wrote:
I asked a staff member at Trinity this morning how many applications they received this year for 11+ and he said '380ish for 80 places'.


I also asked this and I was told 480 for 80 places

I wonder who got the right answer between the two of us, then! The man I spoke to 'translated' the 380ish into (very) roughly 4.5 per place, so it couldn't have been a slip of a tongue on his part... Maybe he didn't have the latest information, although I hope he did, as otherwise we would be facing 6 candidates per place :(

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