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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Reading the posts today there is a common theme that parents are not happy with scores being given in terms of total applicants and gender and not broken down by region.

Why do you think WCC have done that?

Do you see them removing catchment areas completely or even merging with the Birmingham consortium or is this just another of their random unpublished changes to something that no-one thought was broken.

Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:08 pm 
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Unsure why the priority area rank is not given. In everything I'd read before it states it would be. All the school's admission policies state we should receive "A provisional ranking of where the score places the child out of all children who have sat the test, and within each relevant area (East, South or both)". Surely they can't have made a massive mistake and missed it off all the letters!

It's making it much harder to make an informed decision.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:52 pm 
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It does seem very odd as effectively it is ignoring the priority area, bundling everyone in together, where, in reality, those who are outside the priority area do not get an offer in the first round.

Not helpful to many, distinctly unhelpful to most! Hopefully parent(s) will ask WCC if this is an error - or why they have done this - and let others know.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 am 
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I'm planning to ask the question first* thing tomorrow morning.

*first: could be afternoon by the time I slog my way through the queue...!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:25 am 
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We wait with baited breath....Hairy!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:40 am 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
We wait with baited breath....Hairy!


Agreed! Thanks for picking this up!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:49 am 
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I'd just like the results, that would be a start but then I probably won't understand it anyway by the sounds if it........... :( .

Why do they have to make things so awkward?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:54 am 
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In case you missed the other thread

I believe it is a mistake. The admissions policies of the schools make specific reference to providing provisional ranking. I would suggest that means they are obliged to provide that information.

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A provisional ranking of where the score places the child out of all children
who have sat the test, and within each relevant area (East, South or both).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:59 am 
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I agree - just getting our results would be a start :lol:
But then if they don’t tell us much, not much point in being impatient!
Can’t believe how stressful this is :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:26 am 
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I really hope you're right and it is an error.

If it is, wonder if they'll re-issue the letters? Seems like a pretty big error though. Why wouldn't they just reuse the template letters from last year?!


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