Wandsworth test

(8 Posts)
Teddingtonmum1 Wed 27-Nov-13 22:12:33

Put my DS in for the wandsworth test mainly as a practice for January's tests at Reeds and maybe Whitgift , just got the letter on Wednesday and the test is this Saturday at 8.30am ( don't they do notice ?) anyway just wondering if anyone knows how quickly the results are published ? I know the pass mark is stupidly high 98% for a place at graveney so realistically I'm not expecting an offer ( and it would be yet another logistical nightmare). rang up wandsworth and they were a tad vague they did say it was 50 questions , 50 minutes VR non VR ..... My DS is getting 96% non VR 85^ VR on practice papers so no hope which is nuts but hey ho ....

tiggytape Wed 27-Nov-13 22:20:27

98% is the standardised score though as far as I know. It doesn't necessarily equate to actually scoring 98% on each test.
You are right though that is is very competitve.
I know some other London parentswho have children who have taken the test in recent years are on here so maybe they will be able to help.

tiggytape Wed 27-Nov-13 22:22:13

Here is the thread from last year

Teddingtonmum1 Wed 27-Nov-13 22:33:12

Jeez I've got to wait til February I'm so getting an ulcer through all the stress .....

basildonbond Thu 28-Nov-13 00:10:23

It's not 98% needed to get into Graveney - your child has to be on the 98th percentile (so in the top 2% of children taking the test) so if 99% of children are scoring lower than 95% on tests then your son would get offered a place IYSWIM

Teddingtonmum1 Thu 28-Nov-13 00:15:48

Hi bb
Just read last years thread regarding this and it made me dizzy !!....

JustAnotherUserName Thu 28-Nov-13 08:33:48

Last year something weird happened, and not sure why. Normally you would need to get over 270 on the standardised scores (equating with being in the 98 percentile). Last year though it seemed that DCs with scores as "low" as 250 or so were getting in (equating with the top 96 percentile).

So last year you could get in by being a bit less bright than other years (still bright, mind).

Can only really be explained by significantly many more (than previous years) of the DCs doing well in the test opting not for Graveney but for elsewhere.

Fingers crossed for this year too! Youdon't find out until offer day though.

tiggytape Thu 28-Nov-13 08:35:52

Most who take Graveney also take grammar school tests so perhaps last year there was even more overlap than normal (and people passing Graveney well had also passed grammar schools and listed those higher)

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