RGS Guildford entrance 2013

(246 Posts)
BleakSpouse Wed 16-Jan-13 12:05:35

Anybody know if any rejection / second interview letters have yet been received?

JoanByers Wed 16-Jan-13 15:22:13

I'm fully expecting a rejection letter, but I don't believe they have been sent yet.

BleakSpouse Wed 16-Jan-13 16:16:19

Don't be defeatist. The little devils retain the ability to surprise, as you know. But I share your nerves.

Labro Wed 16-Jan-13 20:05:30

Nothing yet. Are the 13+ letters the same timescale?

racingheart Thu 17-Jan-13 11:38:59

Not heard from them yet.
They said rejections and second interviews would go out first. The longer you wait, the brighter the prospect was what the head said, as sure-fire acceptances are the last people to hear.

Labro Thu 17-Jan-13 12:52:26

Bravely opened postbox! Nothing here today either!

Amber2 Thu 17-Jan-13 13:46:02

Labro ..wishing you the best for that lucky letter ...wil be going through similar myself next year ..so really hope you DS got through (since like me, you stuck to DIY prep rather than private tuition). It will give me hope.

Amber2 Thu 17-Jan-13 13:47:28

Best of luck to all the others nervously waiting on this thread for RGS too..

Labro Thu 17-Jan-13 13:52:41

Thanks Amber, though the feedback from ds about the interview isn't encouraging!

IvySquirrel Thu 17-Jan-13 22:32:08

Signing in to this thread to wait nervously with the rest of you .....
I already have a DS at RGS so know how fab it is, hence it all feels a bit more pressurised this time round. DS2 came out of the entrance exam very positive about how it had gone but who knows?
Good luck to everyone!

Labro Fri 18-Jan-13 10:41:40

Anybody yet?????

WorthTrying Fri 18-Jan-13 11:29:28

May I join you to worry about the letter! Dreading getting home today to see if it has arrived! DS is very keen on this one but not really top-of-the-class material tbh.

JoanByers Fri 18-Jan-13 11:57:25

not sure if the postman is coming today.

racingheart Fri 18-Jan-13 12:04:48

no news.

Jiddle Fri 18-Jan-13 12:36:26

Don't think our postman's coming today...

What about calling to ask if they've sent out rejection/second interview letters yet? I would do this but I've rung Mrs Sweet so many times in the past month with questions that I'm afraid if I ring again I might be blacklisted!

Fayerfield Fri 18-Jan-13 13:01:08

Hi, first time on here smile

We are awaiting results from Rgs as well. Saw the HM few days before exam who told us that all papers were gone through by him and his staff Tuesday lunchtime and into the late evening so that we get to know the results asap.

Postman has been today and no letter...phew!

My DS did not enjoy the exam and didn't finish the Eng comp. so expecting a rejection letter.

How did everyone else get on?

Jiddle Fri 18-Jan-13 13:48:59

Hi Fayerfield. My DS didn't finish the comprehension either. He came out and said he found the second half of the maths paper really hard (first half OK), verbal reasoning was easy and he finished 5 mins early, and English was OK, although last question not finished.

He told me some of the questions he was asked in the interview and it sounded as though he gave some good answers, though I have no idea if a good interview could tip the balance on candidate who didn't finish one of the papers, or whether the interview is really just to decide between all the brilliant candidates who get top marks in all 3 papers.

I was really hoping to find out if any letters were received today. I can't take the waiting!

Fayerfield Fri 18-Jan-13 14:10:18

Hi Jiddle

Hope you get a yes. Sounds like our boys did the same.

My DS did not finish the comp last question worth 9 marks, completed VR, finished the letter inviting a friend to the school but no time to read it through, maths no time to do the last 4 questions and paper was hard but put down any letter answers for those ones and the interview he says was okay. Was asked about his hobbies and if he was an animal what he would be. He thinks that was okay. He thinks 70% sure fail sad Also sat the Reeds exam which was easy and came out smiling.

I hate this waiting......

Labro Fri 18-Jan-13 14:13:22

Nothing here either. DS verdict was the english was easy, the maths was too hard (which probably translates as 'I didn't finish it') the vr had a question with something about breaking a code and there was no example of any code (he's moaned a lot about that one!) and the interview has been labelled 'stupid and weird' because they asked him if he was a superhero which superhero would he be rather than asking about his hobbies.

Fayerfield Fri 18-Jan-13 14:26:48

Sounds like the boys all found the exam to testing. Did anyone have a good day there? May be we are all so close that the rejection letters will take longer to come out as no one did well! That and the snow delays...

Jiddle Fri 18-Jan-13 14:41:44

My DS made a couple of friends and came out in good spirits. He found the exam hard but not so much so as to upset him.

I just find it really hard to judge the standard of the other kids. RGS takes pretty much 50/50 state/prep boys, and there must be quite a difference between them in terms of level of preparation for the exam. Plenty of mums of state school boys on MN say they just gave their boy a few Bond papers in the couple of weeks before and he got in... but I've been doing practice papers with my boy since the summer and have no idea whether he'd be able to perform well unaided.

I hope our postie comes tomorrow...

Fayerfield Fri 18-Jan-13 16:09:18

My DS came home okay but a bit disappointed as he really likes the school. He did sit the Wilsons exam and didn't finish that maths paper and thought he had failed but got told he passed! Think that was 390 out of 1580 passed so fingers crossed.

380 took the 11+ on Saturday at RGS

Hope our postie delivers tomorrow another day then without receiving a NO but am hoping to scrape in, so I don't want an RGS letter till Feb.

If papers marked then examined by HM etc on Tues, NO LETTERS and MAY BE INTERVIEW LETTERS typed Wed and posted Thurs is my calculation. Has anyone heard my nails are getting very short?

WorthTrying Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:54

Hi Fayerfield, I was trying to work that out too - thinking maybe Saturday a likely delivery day? My DS seemed to enjoy the day although left exhausted and said that he had found the maths hard and had left one of the English questions out. The interview seemed to go quite well - but like a previous poster - I am not sure how much emphasis is put on this? Do know that DS does not shine at exams so I don't know what to think at the moment. We are going for deferred entry by the way :-)

Amber2 Fri 18-Jan-13 17:04:36

I am curious ...so 380 sat , so is that 380 vying for 150 places (including 50 deferred)? If so, the odds are better than I would have thought for such an academic and selective school...assuming deferred entry, is CE percentage expected to be 65% or 70%?

Jiddle Fri 18-Jan-13 17:24:04

Yes Amber2, this exam included those going for deferred places. I don't know how many sat though - where did the 380 figure come from?

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