Essex 11+ 2012 - Anyone else doing it?

(213 Posts)
piggywigwig Thu 06-Sep-12 12:18:34

I was wondering if there's any other MN'ers on the countdown to the 22nd September?
How's everyone feeling? How's everyone's DC's feeling? Does anyone want a hand-holding session, support and even a rant?
I'd love to hear from fellow Essex parents smile

letseatgrandma Sat 13-Oct-12 18:50:45

Nerves are rising here!

What time do we all obsessively start checking our emails in Monday? Actually, I checked mine this morning just in case the CSSE had a blip and decided to send them out early ;)

CouthyMowWearingOrange Sat 13-Oct-12 20:04:40

The emails START coming out at 4pm, according to the CSSE.

I have no nails left. I am now chewing the bloody stumps of my fingers. hmm

I am about 1000 times more nervous than DS1. I guess it helps that he knows that our catchment Secondary is a fairly good school that actually actively wants him to go there!

ByTheSea Sun 14-Oct-12 19:03:35

DD2 is pretty relaxed. DH and I are a bit nervous. Understatement.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 01:48:35

I can't sleeeeeep! Waiting until after 4pm is going to be murder.

I have fathomed through some digging that the last standardised score that got into CRGS in 2011 was between 333.782 (Offered), and 331.513 (Not offered, but may have got in on waiting list, can't ascertain that one). There was also one boy admitted on appeal.

In 2012, 341.285 was the last place offered initially, and 338.84 got in on appeal. There was also a successful appeal for this year too.

I am assuming that I am hoping for a standardised score of at least 335 to be in with a chance, given the catchment changes at KEGS.

Good luck to all tomorrow.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 01:49:30

Balls. In 2012, the 338.84 got in from the WAITING LIST, not from appeal.

MrsBartlet Mon 15-Oct-12 10:10:03

Good luck to everyone waiting to hear from the CSSE today!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 11:00:17

Yes, good luck. Will we all be lurking here from 4pm onwards?

letseatgrandma Mon 15-Oct-12 11:39:44

I cannot concentrate on anything-this is ridiculous!

I also keep checking my email on the off chance that they send them early!

Please please please let these results be useful! The King John results that came out on Saturday were utterly pointless-please let these be more use than those!!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 13:35:26

I am trying to keep my email inbox empty, so I know when it comes in, but idiots keep sending me texts I don't want.

Messages from fb, sale emails from shops, even a PPI email.

Can they all just DO ONE until tomorrow?!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 16:20:02

Just got an email, opened it...and it was from build a bloody bear workshop. Aaaaarrrrggghhh!

minxthemanx Mon 15-Oct-12 18:43:25

Hello, thought I'd join in - another Mum that's been waiting around all day for results. This is purgatory! I've just done the ironing and made a marble cake to keep myself busy ......... please, please send the blardy emails!!!

ByTheSea Mon 15-Oct-12 20:08:56

Still waiting for the email here... Arggghhh!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 20:35:36

I STILL haven't had the email. I'm getting worried too about some of the scores I've seen. It's a VERY high scoring year, especially for boys, I'm seeing scores well in excess of 370, and even quite a few over 390! shock

I don't think 333 is going to make it into CRGS this year, I think you are looking at over 355 tbh.

Whyyyyyyyyyyy won't my inbox ping????!!!!

minxthemanx Mon 15-Oct-12 20:40:24

I'm getting seriously pissed off with waiting. It's exhausting! Where have you seen these scores- this is my first experience with the 11+ so I have no idea what the scores etc mean. If they ever arrive!!!!!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 20:42:17

The elevenplus forum.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 20:42:54

We aren't the only people still waiting though, on the plus side. Lots still waiting.

letseatgrandma Mon 15-Oct-12 20:47:26

We got our email at about half five. DS got 357 which seems good enough to get into Southend Boys from within catchment.

Fingers crossed you get yours soon Couthymow. Is your email account Hotmail?

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 20:53:29

Yes, but am having no problems getting 17 UTTERLY IRRELEVANT emails since 4.30pm on my iPhone, only a problem on the laptop.

And I just read on the forum that they might not finish sending them out until 10-ish this year!!

minxthemanx Mon 15-Oct-12 21:28:31

I really am going slightly insane. Doesn't help that I'm fighting a horrible bout of sinusitis, and just want to curl up in bed and sleep. This is so bloody irritating - why does it take so long!!!

iMum Mon 15-Oct-12 21:30:28

still waiting sad

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 22:01:28

Still waiting here. Some people on the elevenplus forum have posted about receiving their email at around 6.30 is but that the email says it was sent at 4.42!

I think that there is a massive delay in the emails actually getting through - they're floating somewhere in t'interweb!!

Doesn't help US though. I am now such a ball of nerves that I feel sick.

I HAVE noticed a 20 minute - 1hr delay on times with my emails though, myself. I just received two (NOT IMPORTANT FFS) emails, at 9.53, one was sent at 8.45, one at 9.35.

Grrrrrrr.

angryangryangry

letseatgrandma Mon 15-Oct-12 22:19:21

It's 10pm now-surely they have sent them all now!?

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 22:27:43

They may have sent them all, but they certainly haven't all been received.

angryangryangryangryangryangryangryangry

<<Mutters darkly about useless CSSE emailing system and wonders when she will receive email so that she can go to bloody bed...>>

couthy I really feel for you. Two years ago in kent, people weren't getting their emails until well after midnight. You could log in to the system to get results that way though if you registered online.

Is it a similar system in Essex? Sorry if you have done this already.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 15-Oct-12 22:44:37

No, there's no way to log into the system. Kent is done differently (have family in Kent), because there are far more Grammar schools, they are allocated through the LEA.

Hang on, mail box pinged. Will go check, hopefully it's not some inane tripe from fb...

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