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by marhop18
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8622

Re: Residential assessment?

Thanks LJG - there's a lot of finger-crossing going on here... does anyone have any idea how many others make it on to the reserve list each year, and roughly what proportion eventually get offers, and when most of those offers are made? We heard today he's been placed in the sixth-worst comprehens...
by marhop18
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8622

Re: Residential assessment?

I have decided to "retire" from here as I am tired of the negativity and cynicism towards an amazing school offering fantastic opportunities, albeit to a selected few. I do feel for those who apply and don't get in, I know I am lucky my dd did. I have made huge sacrifices for her to go to CH, none ...
by marhop18
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8622

Re: Residential assessment?

Not wishing to be pedantic, but I do object to my views being called negative. I am sure if you asked OB's who left school before the mid 1960's, they would all quote the original ethos of CH. I appreciate that time marches on, and I do fully admit to being a 'die-hard' believer in the 'old-days' H...
by marhop18
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8622

Re: Residential assessment?

Thanks. My son's letter didn't have that sort of information. I haven't mentioned the possibility of a waiting list to him as I don't want to raise his hopes unnecessarily. I'm just hoping someone declines their offer :| I wish more 2015 perspective parents were on here. Would be great to getter a b...
by marhop18
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8622

Re: Residential assessment?

I'm really sorry to hear about your disapointments, my second son didn't get in (1st is in UF), we were told that his english let him down, it is nice to know that it's not a standard letter. We were advised to try again for yr 9 entry, will this be a possibility? Sadly my ds is still failing at en...
by marhop18
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8622

Re: Residential assessment?

After a long wait, we received our reply. Unfortunately our son did not make it. They have offered him a place on a waiting list which we will accept. I just wish I could give him an explanation as to why. There's a little part of me that thinks it's to do with the need for financial support. Hope y...