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UCS, Habs, Highgate : has your ds sat/is he sitting 7+?

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betterworld Thu 08-Jan-15 18:58:49


My ds has sat UCS and Habs, but I could not get much out of him. Has your ds sat those exams? Do you know what they did? My Ds did not answer quite a few questions at Habs, is there any hope of him getting in anyway if he has done the rest well? Please let me know, I really appreciate it.

FrankWelker Thu 08-Jan-15 19:46:15

Mine sat Habs 7+ today. As usual it is like getting blood from a stone. He will not tell me anything about it. He has Highate tomorrow!

betterworld Thu 08-Jan-15 20:02:01

Same here, very stressful. Would love to know a bit more about what they actually did at Habs. Anybody else who has a more talkative child?

FrankWelker Sat 10-Jan-15 11:01:13

The only thing he said about Highate was that it was easier than Habs. Normally he doesn't stop talking!

betterworld Sat 10-Jan-15 13:43:35

Yes apparently it was easier but I also heard that there were 500 children for Highgate, 35 of which are siblings. This is really tough

FrankWelker Sat 10-Jan-15 18:16:33

Crap! Didn't realise the odds were so bad at Highgate. Oh well... Not holding my breath.

farewelltoarms Sun 11-Jan-15 10:26:36

How many places are there? How many come from the pre-prep?
Only asking because my daughter's three best friends are trying and I don't really want them to abandon her (we're not going for it)

betterworld Sun 11-Jan-15 10:33:12

20 boys and 20 girls and there were 500 children, so the probability of getting in is not very high...

betterworld Wed 14-Jan-15 14:27:17

Hi all, I am going crazy here. Has anybody received an email from Habs boys yet? I know they said not to call but I am tempted to.

FrankWelker Wed 14-Jan-15 14:29:25

Going crazy with email.

betterworld Wed 14-Jan-15 14:32:02

Thanks Frank. Would you mind letting me know? I don't have much hope I don't think my ds did too well, but still I can't bear the wait any more. I will post as soon as I receive it ( if I do)

FrankWelker Wed 14-Jan-15 14:34:22

Will pm you. Fingers crossed for both boys xxx

betterworld Wed 14-Jan-15 16:23:11

Got the email. It is a YES!!!!!

Clueless2015 Fri 16-Jan-15 18:54:37

A "yes" for an interview at Highgate next week. Any good news from anyone else? Fingers crossed!

Clueless2015 Fri 16-Jan-15 18:58:27

We only sat Highgate. DD said:
- math was a bit tricky. 6x tables
- story title "animal contest"
- comprehension - some kind of fairy tail

Go figure! Loved the snack though lol

Xashax007 Fri 16-Jan-15 19:23:17

nothing like the 3+ fever lol


Arghhelp Wed 14-Dec-16 21:17:39

hi mums

have just had a heart attack having been told that at highgate there is a sibling and teacher pile and an external student pile...and that there are over 350+ applications and that both siblings and teacher's kids get priority. Is this true?

lunchboxtroubles Wed 14-Dec-16 21:54:31

I think Highgate give priority to siblings and children of old boys. Haven't heard about children of teachers.

ClaireBlunderwood Thu 15-Dec-16 11:43:11

Highgate give little weight (afaik) to siblings and alumni children - I think it's one of those all-things-being-equal influences.

However they give very strong preference to teachers' children from what I gather. If the child 'passes' the test, they get a place whereas for other candidates it's a competitive exam rather than a pass-fail exam.

Which completely stands to reason, since it's much more important to them to retain good teachers than it is to be nice to existing parents who are unlikely to remove their child in the circumstances.

However, I dare say at 7 (when academic ability is far less easy to measure), the sibling allowance is more generous than at 11.

Sam242 Sat 28-Jan-17 13:35:40


My son got his 7+ admission letters today.

He is on the reserve list on Habs, Highgate and UCS!!! I dont know what to make out of this. Are there any chances of him getting selected from the waiting list? Anyone else in the same boat?

Its not a good feeling at all!!!

SummitLove Sat 28-Jan-17 14:14:12

Highgate does not give preference to siblings.

SummitLove Sat 28-Jan-17 14:16:59

Sam - we know one person (a sibling) who was on the reserve list and was offered a 7+ place in April.

Infopls Sun 29-Jan-17 09:55:39

UCS waitlist moves a lot...fingers crossed for you

Siyababy Sun 29-Jan-17 21:54:55

We have got an offer from UCS and Habs and on waiting list at Highgate. We really wanted Highgate (close to our place and good mixture of everything) so this has left us very confused.

Habs is very far from where we stay and high pressure whereas UCS is a bit laid-back though close to where we stay. Really confused as what to do. Our son is very bright but he is not very studious. Any help/advice would be highly appreciated.

Sam242 Mon 30-Jan-17 11:13:33

Thank you SummitLove, & Infopls for your inputs....its just a waiting game now.

Siyababy - well done to your DS for the offers. Fingers crossed for Highgate. They will let know by 8th right? In the meanwhile are you gonna take up the habs or UCs offer?

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