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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:35 pm 
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They have toned it down a bit this year.

Now the question is: "Did you get more than 230 in the QE boys exam?"

Habs seem to have decided that the pass mark is going to to be 231 this year!

This is so much better than forcing applicants to reveal low scores in front of others. DG


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:56 pm 
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But still completely wrong of them to ask. Awful awful to ask children that ....what would they say if any brave soul said "none of your business" because, frankly, that is what they should all say!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:36 pm 
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My son’s group was straight up asked the score. Also told it makes no difference regarding Habs entrance. Who knows.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:19 am 
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I completely disagree with the whole concept of interviewing children. It is ridiculous as well as a passport to binning someone off if one of the teachers doesn't like their personality or whatever. I would never subject any child of mine to it.

As for asking someone their score in front of others (or indeed separately)....really? :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 am 
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Needglasses wrote:
My son’s group was straight up asked the score. Also told it makes no difference regarding Habs entrance. Who knows.


If it makes no difference that is even MORE reason not to ask the stupid question in the first place!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:07 am 
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Seriously , was this score asked and are kids expected to say the actual score ? What would they do knowing the score. Is the Habs offer based on this ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:36 am 
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piggys wrote:
I completely disagree with the whole concept of interviewing children. It is ridiculous as well as a passport to binning someone off if one of the teachers doesn't like their personality or whatever. I would never subject any child of mine to it.


Surely the whole point of interviewing the child is to ensure that the school doesn't take him if, for whatever reason, it doesn't want to. That has advantages both for the school and for the child.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:09 am 
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Seriously , was this score asked and are kids expected to say the actual score ? What would they do knowing the score. Is the Habs offer based on this ?


I dont think Habs offers are based on QE scores. I know many children who did not come close to the QE cut off mark (last year) but got just above the QE pass mark and got offers from habs.

Maybe they check this to see how many offers they should over offer, assuming the high or over 230 score for QE would take QE as it's free! Just assuming, also could be if a child has done really well in Habs exam and having. High QE score will be offered scholarship? Anyway a very inappropriate question to ask!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:31 pm 
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Loopyloulou wrote:

Surely the whole point of interviewing the child is to ensure that the school doesn't take him if, for whatever reason, it doesn't want to. That has advantages both for the school and for the child.


What advantage do you see here for the child?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:00 pm 
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I suppose, potentially, the child avoids having to spend five years in a setting where he's not wanted or where (to put it more positively) the staff can tell from the interview that he would be unlikely to thrive there for some particular reason.

Of course, no one likes to be told they're not wanted and there's no guarantee that the child would be able to find and attend a different school to which they were better suited.


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