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?

IvySquirrel Fri 18-Jan-13 17:53:12

RGS shut early today due to snow so I guess that may have an impact if they haven't posted yet. They are usually pretty speedy though.
My DS thought the VR was OK, maths was easy & English 'not as bad as I expected'. He was asked what he would spend all the money from the Olympics on - answer 'lego', and what he did for Christmas - 'went to my Grandma's'. So not the longest answers!
Fingers crossed for a letter soon - no post at all here today.

Fayerfield Fri 18-Jan-13 17:59:23

Hi
I spoke with the school prior to the exam and they said 380 were sitting the exam which is about their normal number. I do not know if that included 11+ and 13+.

guildfordtaxi Fri 18-Jan-13 18:41:01

Hi, my DS1 got in a couple of years ago, the interview letters for that year came out on the Friday after the exam and the no letters the following Thursday, don't know if it helps as I remember that sick feeling, but i guess forewarned is forearmed, best of luck to all

racingheart Fri 18-Jan-13 19:19:54

Guildford taxi, that's interesting. So rejections are still a week or so away? Hmmm.

WorthTrying Fri 18-Jan-13 19:31:47

Thanks Guildford taxi - do you know if that's usual or was that quite late do you know? I don't know if my nerves can cope for that long!

Fayerfield Fri 18-Jan-13 19:37:22

Same here. Thought we had survived the first day of a no letter arriving . Over another week is a nightmare....

guildfordtaxi Fri 18-Jan-13 19:43:41

Sorry, I don't know for sure but from what I have always heard in the past, 2 weeks was the guideline, if you hadn't heard by then it was looking good.

Labro Fri 18-Jan-13 19:44:37

Read the blurb and it does say within the two weeks after the exam, so could well be into next week (especially when you add the snow and postal deliveries just not happening!) Other than that (odd question but I'm new to all this!) do RGS let the current schools head know if its a 'no'?

Jiddle Sat 19-Jan-13 11:40:54

Got a call back for second interview this morning

Fayerfield Sat 19-Jan-13 12:16:08

Jiddle good luck is that for interview scholarship or may be place?
Our postman has been but no NO letter yet!

Jiddle Sat 19-Jan-13 12:23:17

Scholarship - in our dreams maybe! No this is for a "B-list" place. I have mixed feelings about it but will stay positive and see what happens.

Jiddle Sat 19-Jan-13 12:29:46

For the benefit of others waiting for letters, our letter was dated 17 Jan so were it not for the lack of post yesterday, I expect we would have had it then.

IvySquirrel Sat 19-Jan-13 12:32:58

Post has been - no letter.
jiddle that is good news about interview - the HM did say on the day not to see interview as being 'b-list' or a negative thing, using an example of a 'second interview' boy who recently got into Cambridge. Keep positive & best of luck!

Jiddle Sat 19-Jan-13 12:53:44

Thanks IvySquirrel. I know it is good (better than a rejection!) but now will be on tenterhooks till 18 Feb! I just want to know what we'll be doing come Sept!

Fayerfield Sat 19-Jan-13 12:57:34

I agree with IvySquirrel. Good luck smile

Labro Sat 19-Jan-13 19:29:58

Nothing here again. Now got to wait until Monday and every day next week!

Labro Sat 19-Jan-13 19:33:17

And ds isn't top of class either, 5A/6 in English & Science but had slipped to a 4A in maths when they did a test on percentages at the end of last term.

Fayerfield Sat 19-Jan-13 19:35:30

Hi Labro
The waiting is hell. My DS runs to the postman each day and is very relieved when there are only bills!
He says that he also found a coded vr question that made no sense!

racingheart Sat 19-Jan-13 20:24:49

Jiddle, that's wonderful news. Head did say it wasn't B list, more a case of getting to know the boy a little better.

Good luck. We've still heard nothing. No post today due to weather.

Fayerfield Mon 21-Jan-13 10:54:03

Postman has been but no post for us today smile

Jiddle Mon 21-Jan-13 12:26:13

Got to be good news then Fayerfield!

Amber2 Mon 21-Jan-13 12:31:00

Ivy Squirrel and others with DS(s) at RGS

I know this is a little off topic but do you find your DS has many extra curriculars? RGS has impressive academics and Oxbridge entry %s but I am also interested in US univs for DS as HE, and I don't see any info on the website - also the Ivy league's set a strong emphasis on SATS and extra curriculars ...Do RGS help support US univs applications? (Having done a recent tour of another senior school they vaunted this a lot ..special help with Sat prep and visiting counselors to help with Ivy League prep. , lots of extra currciculars on offer etc.)

Do most at RGS just come home after lessons ot do they stay late for clubs etc.? Again, am curious if strong impressive academics means inevitably it is more of an exam factory.

Taoslo Mon 21-Jan-13 12:56:36

Hi, I am also waiting anxiously for news. Does anyone know of any "no's" having been received yet?

racingheart Mon 21-Jan-13 13:00:24

Amber, do you mind my asking which school it was that was up on US uni applications?

(And thank you for asking all those RGS questions. I've wondered the same myself...)

JoanByers Mon 21-Jan-13 13:07:59

From what I've heard interview letters are already out. Rejections I guess will follow within a week or so (not yet), and then acceptances on 24th Feburary or whatever.

Amber2:
www.rgs-guildford.co.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=Clubs+and+Societies&pid=346
www.rgs-guildford.co.uk/downloadfile.asp?file=3420

According to the website they had 1 (count 'em) to the US in 2012, 2 in 2011, and none in the preceding 5 years.

www.rgs-guildford.co.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=Leavers%27+Destinations&pid=405

Eton is twice the size of the RGS, but they are now sending 30 per year abroad, although obviously they have far more international students to start with, but it's definitely on the up there.

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