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South Hampstead School 4+ assessment

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missravda Wed 30-Oct-13 11:58:49

hello, does anyone have experience with SHHS in terms of the 4+ assessment process? My DD is going there next week so any tips are highly appreciated. Thanks!

angelpuffs Mon 21-Nov-16 04:17:46

Monsoon- for what age? Highgate don't do 4+ as far as I know....

Monsoonrain1 Mon 21-Nov-16 02:42:31

Jumping on this thread... is anyone sitting for/sat the Highgate assessment by any chance?

angelpuffs Wed 09-Nov-16 16:50:06

Mummywow- pm'd you smile

Mummywow Wed 09-Nov-16 14:50:28

Totally. Weird feeling when your child is judged. We aren't tutoring or at a hothouse nursery so not expecting to ace this!! What's your backup? Message me privately if you like

angelpuffs Wed 09-Nov-16 14:30:53

We are doing Channing but not St Christophers. It's nerve wracking isn't it!

Mummywow Wed 09-Nov-16 14:13:13

Thanks -- crossing fingers. Are you doing Channing at St C too?

angelpuffs Wed 09-Nov-16 07:40:35

They said in the next 2-3 weeks. By Friday 25 November- if we haven't heard by then we can call them....

Mummywow Tue 08-Nov-16 22:57:18

Do you have any idea when we hear back?

angelpuffs Tue 08-Nov-16 12:01:27

Absolutely- in some ways I'd rather not know!

2017madness Tue 08-Nov-16 11:48:49

The thing is even if you know what happened, it doesn't help you at all in terms of preparing or in terms of assessing how your daughter actually did! And they change it from day to day... Apparently they also asked some kids to do puzzles and they did some singing.

Now we wait with baited breath for the results! Good luck everyone!

angelpuffs Tue 08-Nov-16 11:18:41

Haha- it would seem so! My daughter said she dressed up but that's all she told me confused

Mummywow Mon 07-Nov-16 23:37:32

My daughter went last week - has never been so quiet after and told me nothing!! Do they tell them not to tell us about it?!

angelpuffs Wed 02-Nov-16 11:09:41

We are doing SHHS later this week too- good luck everyone!

2017madness Wed 02-Nov-16 10:53:45

We are going in later in the week so I'm afraid I can't help! Presumably more of what is on these threads from past years, but if anyone else can shed some light, that would be much appreciated!

Budj Tue 01-Nov-16 22:50:37

I was wondering when the discussions would all start!
South Hampstead started on Monday - any ideas of what they are asking?

2017madness Tue 01-Nov-16 13:45:00

Yes, that's us. Typically the postings start about now given the first round at SHHS is fast approaching.

Budj Mon 31-Oct-16 22:31:12

Is anyone doing the 4 plus this january 2017?
I cant find a thread about it - help!

dogberry123 Fri 31-Jan-14 14:21:20

Would also be interested to hear about that LensPens...I can't imagaine they'd be too keen on kids moving which is making me think about looking elsewhere for 2+?

LensPens Mon 06-Jan-14 16:05:09

Sorry to jump on this thread but interested to know people's thoughts on how helpful local pre-preps are for assessment preparation (eg Devonshire, Northbridge) when their preference would obviously be for their pupils to stay at their schools rather than move at 4 or 7...

Tableforfour Mon 25-Nov-13 05:37:28

Ditto NLCS, if her nursery is more free play than structured you may struggle, sorry. I would do lots of sitting still and concentrating with her between now and January. They all say they are looking for bright kids not trained ones but I would take that with a pinch of salt.

sprinkle81 Sun 24-Nov-13 19:46:38

my daughter didn't get through to next round either. received letter yesterday. other girls we know haven't heard yet...

coldatchristmas Sun 24-Nov-13 19:11:33

Thanks Missimperial and tableforfour. We are not at either of those prep schools. In fact we were the only ones from our nursery sitting. I hope this is not an indicator of things to come as she is sitting for nlcs in jan. not being in top half of 250 (regardless of which prep school she goes to) is not a good sign..

missimperial Sun 24-Nov-13 03:22:40

They have a strong preference for children from the local pre preps I.e. Mulberry , Hampstead Hill & Devonshire House et al. Which makes up the bulk of their intake at both 4 & 7.

Tableforfour Sun 24-Nov-13 00:01:51

They usually see 250 and call back half. Unless it has drastically changed, they take girls who have been well prepared by their preschools, however touchy feely they pretend try to be.

coldatchristmas Sat 23-Nov-13 20:24:18

Does anyone know how many got through to the second round and how many sat? We got the letter and my daughter didn't get called back so I was just wondering how tough it was this year.

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