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 Post subject: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:59 pm 
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May I ask how can i have my son's test result?
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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:23 pm 
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You will not be given the results.

They will be sent to the schools you are applying for. The schools are paying to use the test so they own the results. DG


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:38 pm 
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Technically, parents will have paid the fee as part of the application.

But yes, you will not have the privilege of knowing the actual score - either your DC scored sufficiently high to proceed to next stage (test and/or interview) or not.


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:22 pm 
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thanks all for your response.
what about if i request the result from the secondary school i applied?


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:44 pm 
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They will give the result when they are ready to do so but it will be just a pass or score not high enough. You will not be given any more information than that.

The purpose of first round ISEB tests are not the score but the ticket to the second round. DG


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:30 pm 
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Not sure where to ask, but does anyone know how many kids get through the first stage at Westminster School 11+ i.e. through to the English/Maths in January, followed by interview?


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:12 pm 
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Around 100 for written exams, then select 50 for interview for approx 25 places.


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:14 pm 
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Thanks, that's really helpful. I wonder how many sat it? 100 doesn't seem to be that many from potentially a large pool of students?


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:31 pm 
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The pool isn't as big as you would think simply due to the fees. Now that stage 2 is less than a month away, I've been questioning whether the fees is worth it vs a super selective grammar especially after drilling down on the stats

On the quantifiable aspects - their A level results (% A*-B) clearly trending down - From 2014 (98%), 2015 (97%) to 2018 (93%), 2019 (91%). For a school that is considered one of the best in UK (and most expensive), with highly competitve entry standards (at least for 11+ and 16+), sends half of its cohort to Oxbridge, attracts some of the top performing girls to its 6th form as Queen's scholars, you'd expect its results to be in top 10 and not outside (based on recent Times league table).

Therefore, do the less quantifiable aspects justify the fees?

Note: Not assuming DS will get offer but now thinking whether DS should continue prepping for the written exams over Xmas or just take complete break and let it be.


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 Post subject: Re: ISEB Pre test result
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:42 pm 
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Yes, interesting, I had read about the downward trend. But if they still have success with Oxbridge? Perhaps it's because their ethos is one of 'loyal dissent', i.e. the constant questioning and debating often away from the standard curriculum? Though that should have affected previous years' results too, so it is rather curious.

There must have been at least 300-400 boys sitting, or do you think less than that (most top-tier schools have several hundred sitting, though take your point re fees - astronomical!)?


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