RGS Guildford

(159 Posts)
Slideraft Fri 17-Jan-14 09:01:52

Has anybody had a second interview letter yet?

Footballteacher Fri 17-Jan-14 14:44:01

Got one today. Second interview in verbal reasoning. V proud as ds goes to local primary & didn't have a tutor. However, have no idea what he should expect from the interview. Any help gratefully received !

Slideraft Fri 17-Jan-14 16:38:51

Good luck with that. Well done for getting this far.
I am finding the whole thing tooooo stressful. ����

Lolakins Sat 18-Jan-14 18:51:30

Anyone got any negative replies yet?? I wonder what no news means?

anotheryearsoanothername Sat 18-Jan-14 19:19:05

If dh heard it right can someone confirm that they are changing the immediate no thanks letters to later in the process this year. So, according to dh in that meeting, instead of sending them about now, they will be posting them at the end of Jan. It seems from the posts on here that if you have an interview you should have heard by now for a VR/ENG/Maths interview. Oh well, as the saying goes no news is good news or, this year, bad news. Any ideas how many were for 11 plus and how many for 13 plus? Thanks for starting a thread.

Slideraft Sat 18-Jan-14 19:23:10

No news is good news!
I think the 2nd interview letter is the first possible communication from the school, 2nd option is the No letter! (We really don't want one of them, but.....)
We are hoping to fly under the radar till the 15th Feb, we are all wearing our invisibility cloaks!
Fingers crossed for everybody.

Slideraft Sat 18-Jan-14 19:28:02

Think there is still time to get a second interview letter.
Some came out on Thursday but I know of one that was received today!

Lolakins Sat 18-Jan-14 19:55:34

Last year the no letter came on the Tuesday, ie 10 days after the exam. So maybe if we can cross that hurdle? .....

barbour Sat 18-Jan-14 20:19:57

No news (i.e. no 2nd interview letter) yet means likely you will either get a "No" letter at end of Jan or a "yes" letter a few days into Feb. Only middle third should have got a 2nd interview invitation by now. Though who knows if some 2nd interview letters may still arrive (if a bit delayed) on Monday, though looks like people received them yesterday or today.

Think those who did well enough who applied for entry at year 7 to qualify as potential scholarship material will invited for that in last week of Jan too.

Lolakins Sat 18-Jan-14 21:10:45

No, the scholarship letters have arrived....

woodrunner Mon 20-Jan-14 14:13:52

No news is definitely good news at RGS.

Football - have you done zero VR with him, or has he done some papers at home? If not, get some papers and run through them with him. Much much easier to work out that stuff if the brain is warmed up to what is being asked of it.

Footballteacher Mon 20-Jan-14 17:02:35

Hi Woodrunner, thanks for your advice. He has done some v r papers at home and did ok but said he found the codes harder in the exam. He has dine a couple of online tests in preparation for tomorrow. I think he has no problem working them out eventually but is a bit slow. Good luck & best wishes to all awaiting letters !

Lolakins Tue 21-Jan-14 13:47:12

How did the exams go today? Still waiting to hear anything. I know we can't expect anything for another 9 days at least, but this waiting is almost too much to bear!

nibs777 Tue 21-Jan-14 16:39:55

I am curious...for those applying, is RGS your first choice and are you looking at other schools? See some other threads that compare RGS to Hampton for example.

Footballteacher Tue 21-Jan-14 18:33:58

My son felt that the VR interview went very well today. He was told he won't find out now until mid February, so those of you who have sons that went back today for 2nd interviews, be prepared for a longer wait ! Good luck to all.

Lolakins Tue 21-Jan-14 18:48:27

RGS is definitely my first choice. Hampton too far away.
Glad the interview went well!! And welcome to the waiting club!

nibs777 Wed 22-Jan-14 14:38:40

interesting position to be hoping that the postman does NOT bring anything for a few days on the basis that no news is good news...but when does anyone know when the "No" letters come?

Slideraft Wed 22-Jan-14 15:56:23

RGS will only say end of the month for the No letters. Does that mean the 31st?

putney Wed 22-Jan-14 18:29:39

can anyone confirm that the academic scholarship exam letters have been sent / received ?

Slideraft Wed 22-Jan-14 19:34:23

Lolakins reported that some scholarship letters arrived last Saturday. We were not expecting one of those! I'm finding the waiting very difficult, my son 2 other exams and we had expected to hear from at least one of them by now........
Good luck to all the boys, my alcohol consumption will continue to rise the longer we wait!

putney Wed 22-Jan-14 19:57:11

the waiting is awful - still hoping no news is good news !

Lolakins Thu 23-Jan-14 15:58:56

The scholarship letters have definitely been sent - not to my son unfortunately (!), but to some friends.

mummybear35 Thu 23-Jan-14 20:41:40

Ok so let me get this right...scholarship letters are out, tomorrow (Fri 24th) is last day of second interviews....so I assume if we haven't heard anything so far, we're either in the bottom third therefore will get a 'no thank you' letter by the end of next week....or an acceptance letter by early Feb to mid Feb? Is that the order of things then?

sedster Thu 23-Jan-14 21:56:35

I thought there were still some second interviews on 31st?

Lolakins Fri 24-Jan-14 10:35:00

Does anyone know what percentage of second inteviewees typically get in? Because if it is about half, and this categorisation into top, middle and bottom thirds is correct, that would suggest roughly half of all boys who sat the exam got in, which doesn't sound right to me!

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