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by YadaYada
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
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Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

I just wanted to wish all the students going to the final assessments this week GOOD LUCK!!!

Also, to all the other parents I wanted to wish them luck too....and to show solidarity in this terrible process!!!
by YadaYada
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

Thank you for your input.....it all helps at this uncertain time!
by YadaYada
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

How do you mean that you were not in competition for a place? Do you mean you just had to scrape a pass whereas those without a presentation would be ranked in order of high scores?
Any idea how many other presentees there were in your intake?
by YadaYada
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

What does 'slightly advantageous' mean? If they have a presentation do they pass at a lower score or something? When I first heard about presentations it seemed that getting one was a dead cert to get a place, but, like Jade, I'm confuded by the system. How many presentations does anyone think have ...
by YadaYada
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

Sorry, I should have been clearer....I didn't ask CH about what a quantitative test was.....am positive they know!....but I asked at the school where I work.
by YadaYada
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

If students stay on until 6th form, what used to be lower 6th when I was at school is now Year 12 and Upper sixth is Year 13.
In the state system that is.
by YadaYada
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

I've found out that a quantitatie test is not too disimilar to verbal and non-verbal reasoning. It is problem solving based on being able to see patterns in strings of numbers, and or letters and words. Like, 1, 4, 7, .....what comes next? That's what I think it is having asked at school. People wer...
by YadaYada
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

As a would be parent I confess that I don't know how each of the years are called at CH so I stick with what I am familiar with....Year 6 and Year 7 etc.
by YadaYada
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

The letter with the timetable came today. There are English and Maths tests plus Non verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning and quantitative....5 written tests in total. Sport, music (if required) and interviews. Looks awful....am so glad it's not me!
by YadaYada
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

Thank you for this detailed information.

Can you tell me what affect a Governor's Presentation has on this process as I am very confused about it.

Only 56 places....OMG
by YadaYada
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

I don't know how many took the exam - I think there were 4 sessions - morning and afternoon at Fulham and at Horsham. I think about 300 get through to the residential although I can't remember where I got that figure from. Not sure about the final intake tho....most schools are 130-150.
by YadaYada
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

Yikes! I preferred thinking they wouldn't be sent out until the first!!

Presumably all the results go out together? You talked about the Fulham assessment - we were at the afternoon session in Horsham.

Thanks!
by YadaYada
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

My letter from CH says that they will be in a position to send out results from the first week in December so I reckon we shouldn't all be getting too worried for another week at least! It also says - in bold! - please do not ring for the results. The London Nautical School sounds alright - if mine ...
by YadaYada
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

Where did you hear we'd find out from the 25th? I was counting down for the first week in December....would be great if earlier! When we went to the Open Day there was a maths teacher (possibly head of maths?) who was saying they try to structure the exams to not disadvantage those pupils who haven;...
by YadaYada
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Hopeful year 7 parent
Replies: 123
Views: 6826

Re: Hopefull year 7 parent

Hi, My son also took the exams on the 8th....he didn't say much about it so have no idea how it went...the waiting is terrible! I just wanted to say hello really and empathise as we are in the same position. As for the 'personal circumstances' I had assumed that that was all dealt with at the applic...