KES Parent wrote:
Well I have heard that anyone applying to a school that uses NFER papers would be well advised to get a tutor, as there are not many tutors that don't have more or less a complete set.
If this is the case, then this is a really serious problem. Some good grammar schools do use GL assessments (formerly NFER).
The school in question may not be the best GS in the LEA, however, its results are not so bad when compared with the alternatives. At a National level, I believe that it is within the top 250 schools.
Tutoring and preparing for the exam is one thing (which I am in favour of), having access to real papers is another thing altogether, if they are past papers which may be used again.
By the way, I am not suggesting any fault other than with the assessment authority, I cannot think that this is anything other than a coincidence; it doesn't make it any better though