This is an example of one struggling state school which uses “banding” to quickly improve its test results.
“Banding” looks like making a school truly comprehensive, but I doubt it.
There’re always bigger proportions of under achieving kids in deprived inner city area.
Banding system is very much likely squeeze out these difficult kids, which leaves them no school to go.
I’m afraid I don’t know how they pick children from each ability-band.
It’s better to be top of middle-band than bottom of top-band??
“Banding: A fairer admissions system? “
I wonder why independent prep school doesn’t do SAT’s.
Is it because majority of pupils stay in private and not bothered?
Private Secondary Schools do Key Stage 3 SAT’s, otherwise they won’t be able to publish “Value Added Score”.