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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:15 pm 
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Lategate wrote:
Crazycrofter- yes he’ll be going on the metro. Surprisingly, he said he’s looking forward to the journey to school. I think he’s secretly hoping to swing by the sweet shops on the way! The metro is pretty clean and efficient, we sometimes use it to get to Brum as we can park for free right by the local metro stop.
A commute from Derby would not appeal to me in the slightest. That’s madness!


My son has become obsessed with sweets since Sept! There are also a number of chicken outlets on the Soho Road :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:17 pm 
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My son has become obsessed with sweets since Sept! There are also a number of chicken outlets on the Soho Road :)[/quote]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:26 pm 
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Also,

Could it simply be a rise in the birthrate of boys since 2007? Virtually everyone I know who has given birth since my DD2 was born in 2007 have had boys; our family included.

That, together with the lack of good/outstanding secondary school provision for boys North of Birmingham may have made QM boys very attractive, raising demand and consequently scores.

Just a thought...... :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:48 pm 
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Buckbeak- you are absolutely right that the raised 2007 birth rate had a much higher ratio of boys born. In my circle of friends and family, the 2007 births were 3/4 boys, not that it is representative of the whole of society, but it does seem to be the case with year 6 classes too (DH works in primary and tells me this).


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Lategate wrote:
Buckbeak- you are absolutely right that the raised 2007 birth rate had a much higher ratio of boys born. In my circle of friends and family, the 2007 births were 3/4 boys, not that it is representative of the whole of society, but it does seem to be the case with year 6 classes too (DH works in primary and tells me this).


In addition, Walsall is situated at the median of Wolverhampton, Telford, North Birmingham, Tamworth and Lichfield. All families with boys would inevitably target QM boys, which also has a good reputation, resulting in higher demand and thus higher scores in the exam.

This is just a theory of course. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:45 am 
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there is a very slight increase in male births when the overall birth rate is very high eg post war but it is really a very very small increase. The normal is 105:100.


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