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 Post subject: Re: Highgate School?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm 
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That's really interesting Sla212 thank you. Gosh two thirds boys, I'm not sure that's ideal. Makes the girl pool pretty small. It's something I'll ask about if I get an opportunity.

My older child was interviewed there and didn't get offered a place, so I know it's not a given! Plus a girl I know who I thought would be a shoe-in was interviewed and didn't get a place so I'm not sure how they decide (she was v bright, ended up at City, from a very under-represented ethnic background etc, state primary etc).


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 Post subject: Re: Highgate School?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 pm 
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MrsChips wrote:
That's really interesting Sla212 thank you. Gosh two thirds boys, I'm not sure that's ideal. Makes the girl pool pretty small. It's something I'll ask about if I get an opportunity.

My older child was interviewed there and didn't get offered a place, so I know it's not a given! Plus a girl I know who I thought would be a shoe-in was interviewed and didn't get a place so I'm not sure how they decide (she was v bright, ended up at City, from a very under-represented ethnic background etc, state primary etc).


Just had a quick look at class lists for the year & I'd estimate it to be 59% boys. Other years may vary of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Highgate School?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:58 pm 
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Mrs Chips I don’t think Sla’s experience is necessarily typical. In DS’s year 7 class (he is now in year 11) there were 12 girls, 10 boys. He is summer born btw and I remember being told that they factor that into the evaluation of scripts. I hope your DD enjoys her interview. Are you interested in other schools? I agree that the fact there are more North London options for girls and that some favour single sex, will have an impact on the chances for girls. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Highgate School?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:09 pm 
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Thanks so much fairyelephant. Yes we are interested as I think it would suit her but of course we need to be offered a place before that's a choice for us... She's much more confident than the rejected sibling so might shine more in an interview but who knows.


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 Post subject: Re: Highgate School?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 pm 
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Mrs Chips,
The papers are all aged standidised. So a child born in
September would
Essentially loose marks and children who are born later into the academic year gain points. So age doesn’t have a reflection.


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