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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am 
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A 50 percent allocation for local children in the first round would have been more effective


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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:38 pm 
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resrtr wrote:
A 50 percent allocation for local children in the first round would have been more effective


But not legal.

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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:24 pm 
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Oh! Didn't know that


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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:50 pm 
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resrtr wrote:
Oh! Didn't know that


It's applying an oversubscription criterion (i.e. a ranking of applicants - those who have actually named the school on their CAF and submitted it to their LA) to exam candidates. Just like St Michael's saying, We're always oversubscribed with category 1 girls, so we'll only let girls in category 1 sit the test.

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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:19 am 
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They are not going to a catchment.

They are giving priority to local girls who get through to the second round.

The first round remains non catchment.

I predict that there will not be enough local girls in the second round to take even 20% of the second round places. DG


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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:07 pm 
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And why is that? They should take up the opportunity


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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:32 pm 
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resrtr wrote:
And why is that? They should take up the opportunity


They should get through first round to get this opportunity.


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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:07 pm 
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Yes wrote:
resrtr wrote:
And why is that? They should take up the opportunity


They should get through first round to get this opportunity.


What, be cleverer, work harder, get their parents to employ better tutors for them? Or get their parents to register them for the exam in the first place? I have no personal knowledge of Hampstead Garden Suburb - is it an area of not particularly bright girls / parents who lack the desire to send their DDs to a selective school / selective state school / single sex school?

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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:46 pm 
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I don't know the area. But there is the fact - not so many local girls at the school. How many local girls got through the first round this year?
Probably local schools are good and the sacrifice the family need to make to get the girls to HBS is not worth it.
Probably they are not happy with the diversity of the school.
Probably they can afford indies.
So many "probablies"
And definitely, it is not about being cleverer. It is about being trained better.


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 Post subject: Re: Diversity at HBS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Yes wrote:
it is not about being cleverer. It is about being trained better.


Omg how sad it that? Are these children or dogs? Trained better?!!!! I am proud to say all my children got into selective schools with no tuition and no coaching. They are having normal, happy childhoods. They will of course always have support and help from me, but their successes will be their own.


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