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 Post subject: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:14 pm 
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DD took the exam today, would be good to hear how others found it. She sounded reasonably upbeat when I picked her up, but later admitted she struggled with a few questions in maths and comprehension so hard to tell really. She is also applying to a few (more realistic) consortium schools, last exam this Friday.


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:49 pm 
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My dd enjoyed the English and Comprehension (General) papers but struggled in the maths (her weakest subject). She missed out questions in both Section B and Section C so not hopeful.


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:59 pm 
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My DD sat the exam today and said it was very difficult, both maths and English. One of the hardest papers she's done so far.

Would be nice to hear from other parents about their DDs experience


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:01 pm 
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Stilljuggling I wouldn't be too pessimistic if your dd thinks she did well in English and comprehension. I am sure the school is as keen on strong writers as they are on strong mathematicians! I think mine left a couple of questions out in the comprehension (general) paper which is why I'm not too hopeful. Anyway, it sounds a bit pointless to try and second guess the outcome based on her feedback so we'll move on (until next week :mrgreen: ). It would be good to hear from more though!


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:01 am 
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Hi all, I have a DD very interested in looking at St Paul's for next year. I know of a girl who got offered a place last year. She mentioned missing a couple of questions out in the maths section, yet managed to get an interview and a place. In our school (state primary) 3 girls sat for St Paul's and only one made it past the computer test. They were all very good candidates. Well done and best of luck to your DD's! They've done really well!


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:48 am 
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My dd found the maths rather easier than the samples given on the website but feels pretty downbeat about the general/science paper so not feeling very optimistic. As you said Frosty we have to move on and focus on the next exam on Friday!


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:20 pm 
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I was browsing this site after a long absence and came across this thread.

Thought I would share, to hopefully ease the anxiety of parents and their DDs, that my DD (Year 8 at SPGS - took the exam two years ago) received an offer even though her performance on the English paper was “less strong” (quoted from DD’s offer letter). It was heartening to us that the school evaluated applicants broadly and this factored into our secondary school decision-making.

Best of luck to your DDs.


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:48 pm 
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Does anyone know if every candidate gets a response today (interview or no interview)? We have heard nothing either way. Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:58 pm 
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A wondering the same. I called and was told candidates will be contacted by the end of today...


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 Post subject: Re: St Paul's girls
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:05 pm 
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We found out this morning and the interview is next Wednesday! It feels like its almost too quick.


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