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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:07 pm 
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anyone else counting day for results???
Heard somewhere 1400 students appeared this year. Is it true???


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:40 pm 
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That would be a big jump on the previous 2 years if that’s right. However there will be a fair number that are not in catchment that have opted to share their scores, so those can effectively be ignored if you are in catchment.

You will find out exactly when the results come out.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Stumbled across the FOI files too, slightly different stats from your summary below.

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It's been a while I haven't posted, but I just stumbled upon some numbers and thought I'd share the fun! (yes, I love data, sue me! :mrgreen: )

It is based on the following official FoI data https://www.reading-school.co.uk/page/? ... sts&pid=65, which contains anonymised score for the entire 2018 cohort as well as OoC status.

* 975 children took the test
* 666 were in catchment, 199200 scored the minimum of 108.
* the estimated last admitted child was ranked 241 overall (about top 25%), and 148149 within the in-catchment cohort (about top 22%), with a score of 110.59.
* the above would imply that there are only up to 16 children in the waiting list got offered a place
* around that cut-off score, a one point difference would push you up 35 places or down 33 places
* the overall average score is 100 (due to standardisation), the median 101.4
* for in-catchment, the average is 98.5 and the median 100.4
* for in catchment students, 51 had the required score of 108 but were below the cut-off point.
* for in-catchment, you can use a rough rule of thumb saying that each point range contains 15-20 students as long as you are in the 105-115 range

I'll update if I spot any errors or think of other interesting data points.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:14 pm 
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tonyheung wrote:
Stumbled across the FOI files too, slightly different stats from your summary below.

ConfusedFather wrote:
It's been a while I haven't posted, but I just stumbled upon some numbers and thought I'd share the fun! (yes, I love data, sue me! :mrgreen: )

It is based on the following official FoI data https://www.reading-school.co.uk/page/? ... sts&pid=65, which contains anonymised score for the entire 2018 cohort as well as OoC status.

* 975 children took the test
* 666 were in catchment, 199200 scored the minimum of 108.
* the estimated last admitted child was ranked 241 overall (about top 25%), and 148149 within the in-catchment cohort (about top 22%), with a score of 110.59.
* the above would imply that there are only up to 16 children in the waiting list got offered a place
* around that cut-off score, a one point difference would push you up 35 places or down 33 places
* the overall average score is 100 (due to standardisation), the median 101.4
* for in-catchment, the average is 98.5 and the median 100.4
* for in catchment students, 51 had the required score of 108 but were below the cut-off point.
* for in-catchment, you can use a rough rule of thumb saying that each point range contains 15-20 students as long as you are in the 105-115 range

I'll update if I spot any errors or think of other interesting data points.



You are correct, seems I had a strict >108 criteria and one kid had the audacity of getting a perfect 108.00 :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:06 am 
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Reading result is out six minutes ago.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:32 am 
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Passed! Hope DS can enjoy the year 6 life.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:36 am 
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Our little boy scored above 125. Over the moon. We are proud of the efforts. All the best for everyone.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:48 am 
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My son score is 123.65.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:55 am 
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Congratulations to those who got through. Can I just confirm, have the number of places in Reading have gone up from 135 to 150 ?

The words used in the result page are ...

"If the number of qualifying candidates exceeds the Admission Number for 2019 (150) the oversubscription criteria will be applied"


Not sure if this also includes the boarding places. ?

Ciao.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:08 am 
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Gloriousparent wrote:
Congratulations to those who got through. Can I just confirm, have the number of places in Reading have gone up from 135 to 150 ?

The words used in the result page are ...

"If the number of qualifying candidates exceeds the Admission Number for 2019 (150) the oversubscription criteria will be applied"


Not sure if this also includes the boarding places. ?

Ciao.



Checked the policy and it is still 138 day and 12 boarding places.

For us, DC is at the limit, so we'll need to wait for March I guess. Any tricks to better assess chances and get some certainty either way?

Wasn't the school obliged to disclose number of students who took the test (or even the number of in-catchment ones?). Is there a way to validate if that number quoted in this thread is real? That alone could push admission grade to 113+.


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