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by pinkhebe
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment not completed
Replies: 89
Views: 7718

Re: Residential assessment not completed

Just got our letter!!!

He got in!!!!

I am a little bit happy, I think I shall have to sit down with a nice cup of tea! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fingers crossed for wurzel, cupcakemom, veloc and all the rest of the anxious parents
by pinkhebe
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: The January Tests
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: The January Tests

We didn't do any practise tests either! That might come back and bite me on the bum in a week or two though :)
by pinkhebe
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Academic level for entry at 11
Replies: 56
Views: 4834

Re: Academic level for entry at 11

concentration, hmm My son also doesn't have much of that! His literacy btw is, I doubt, anywhere near a level 6!
by pinkhebe
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: The January Tests
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: The January Tests

I have no idea! Son didn't give much info :D
by pinkhebe
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Academic level for entry at 11
Replies: 56
Views: 4834

Re: Academic level for entry at 11

I expect that they should be near a level 6 by the time they FINISH year 6, but considering the first tests are in November and the children have nearly a whole year of maths teaching, it's unlikely many children will be at a level 6 when they do the tests. A girl from my sons school also got throug...
by pinkhebe
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Academic level for entry at 11
Replies: 56
Views: 4834

Re: Academic level for entry at 11

BTW I'm glad I didn't speak to the head of Maths at the open day, as I'm not sure we'd have even attempted the exams if we thought he needed a level 6 in Maths!
by pinkhebe
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Academic level for entry at 11
Replies: 56
Views: 4834

Re: Academic level for entry at 11

He thought the examples were harder than the January tests, we were quite worried by the examples as the algebra questions,for example, were quite hard for him. But CH explained that there would be questions which the children hadn't covered at school and not to worry about them.
by pinkhebe
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Academic level for entry at 11
Replies: 56
Views: 4834

Re: Academic level for entry at 11

Just spoken to my son, he had no issues with the exams. Maths apparently is harder than the ks2 sats and the Jan paper in maths was harder than in Nov. English was fine. The selection process is really well done imo, but as a parent it's really hard, because I think they're really looking at persona...
by pinkhebe
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment not completed
Replies: 89
Views: 7718

Re: Residential assessment not completed

Are the results posted on the 14th or do they arrive on the 14th? I'm getting a little frustrated waiting now, I'm not expecting my son to get in, but it will be nice to know for sure and be able get on with life, which seems to have been on hold for the last few months!
by pinkhebe
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Academic level for entry at 11
Replies: 56
Views: 4834

Re: Academic level for entry at 11

In the autumn parents evening I was told my son was working beyond 5b and that is all the highest they test for at his junior school. He passed the initial exam, but I can't tell you whether that is enough as we still have another week to wait for the results :roll:
by pinkhebe
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment not completed
Replies: 89
Views: 7718

Re: Residential assessment not completed

I'm so sorry to hear your dd was ill, this was my biggest fear with ds as he's been known to come down with bugs before important dates. I'm really trying not to worry and am focusing on the positive things that will happen if he DOESN'T get in, like not having to remortgage the house, and being abl...
by pinkhebe
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial assessment
Replies: 44
Views: 3970

Re: Initial assessment

seconds the 'thanks' to lonelymum. maybe the thought that it'll help him get into CH will spur him on to do his practise without the usual moans/procrastination! My DS is also sociable, but can be quiet until he knows people, but what will be will be. I'm looking at it as a win win situation, if he ...
by pinkhebe
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial assessment
Replies: 44
Views: 3970

Re: Initial assessment

How do they select who goes through to the residential assessment? I'm now slightly worried about the musical instrument part of it. I hope it won't matter if he's not very good, it's certainly not his strong point!
by pinkhebe
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial assessment
Replies: 44
Views: 3970

Re: Initial assessment

ha ha, we did request a music audition, goodness knows why, he's learning the double bass, but there isn't much musicality to him lol
by pinkhebe
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial assessment
Replies: 44
Views: 3970

Re: Initial assessment

Eek, my son made it through to the next round!!! I'm so pleased for him, we did no tutoring/practise so it's all been down to him. I don't care if he doesn't make it through (well maybe a little) it's confirmation that he is as bright as I thought. Now are we meant to practise anything before Januar...