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The Trinity-Whitgift thread of 2013

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hardboiled Mon 14-Jan-13 11:37:55

I thought I would start this tradition once again while we all wait? DS only sat Trinity...

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 15-Jan-13 17:23:06

I can't tell you how glad I am to be done with this smile both DSs are at
Trinity (Y7 & Y9) so the stress is all still fresh in my mind.

Whether you receive a letter or phonecall means nothing BTW. I think DS1 got phonecalls from both, DS2 letters. It's pot luck.

Now all I need to do is persuade Trinity to admit girls in Y7 from 2017...

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 15-Jan-13 17:24:32

So could it be that those being considered for scholarships are invited first for interview?

Definitely not. DS2 was considered for, and offered, an academic scholarship at Whitgift and was invited for interview by letter.

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 15-Jan-13 17:26:01

Sorry, meant to add I had friends going for sports ones too who were invited by letter.

I imagine they simply invite a batch by phone to get the interviews started early.

Somelikeithott Tue 15-Jan-13 18:07:31

More congratulations in order!! Well done to everyone's DSs so far. Lets keep the PMA going. More good news tomorrow surely.

Do you think they do all the sports scholarship assessments on the same day? Possibly not???? so hopefully, not being informed yet doesn't mean bad news.

Yes, I agree maybe first phone calls were just to get the ball rolling.

Marni23 Tue 15-Jan-13 18:09:18

Had a call from T. DS has an interview. Yay....

Somelikeithott Tue 15-Jan-13 18:11:39

Yay Marni! Well done to your DS. Fingers crossed for interview. Have they just called you?

Marni23 Tue 15-Jan-13 18:16:11

Thanks somelikeithott. Got the call an hour or so ago but been too busy to post. Best of luck to you and everyone else waiting. (By the way, not an 'A' surname, not a low candidate number, not an early application, not a child-genius!! It must be random)

therugratref Tue 15-Jan-13 18:18:02

No call for us as yet. Whitgift 10+

Trashpack Tue 15-Jan-13 18:26:39

Hi, I'm new to all this too and not used to calling my son a DS, so forgive me if I get something wrong!

My DS did the 11+ at Whitgift last week and we haven't heard anything as yet. A friend of mine who also had a son taking the exam, had a phone call on Saturday morning inviting him for an interview this Thursday.

I spoke to Whitgift admissions a few weeks ago and the lady told me that the boys who would like sports scholarships are tested on either 22nd, 23rd or 24th Jan.

So, I'm trying to stay positive and hope that no news is good news! It's so great reading this thread and knowing that I'm not alone in worrying & waiting.

Good luck to everyone who has interviews pending or is still waiting for news.

burntoutdad Tue 15-Jan-13 18:40:52

not necessarily regen - could still mean interview and offer but just not with scholarship. I could be wrong, someone on another forum said they were called to interview a while after everyone else and still got a scholarship, just don't see it if sports testing is next Monday.

burntoutdad Tue 15-Jan-13 18:51:52

sorry regen, my post went up out of sync - looks like they have arranged alternative sports testing days. Maybe I misheard w/c 21st.

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 15-Jan-13 18:59:31

I've just looked through last years thread and someone I know was invited to interview for T as late as the 21st Jan and was offered a place.

regentonian Tue 15-Jan-13 19:05:32

The info I got from one of the open days has the dates for sports scholarship as 21st for 10+ and 22nd, 23rd & 24th for 11+. I'm sure it's interviews before any assessments.

hardboiled Tue 15-Jan-13 19:10:47

Yey Marni! Great news!

PopcornPizza Tue 15-Jan-13 19:42:14

Yes, great news Marni! And notadragonofsoup are you a reincarnation of soupdragon (whose description of ds practice writing piece ending in blood bath made me laugh in the middle of my own struggles to get ds writing something appropriate!)?!

greytoosoon Tue 15-Jan-13 21:30:36

Just wanted to say good luck to you all. We did the 10+ last year and remember the stress all too well! We got a letter from W after 2 weeks and my ds went on to receive a s/ship. There doesn't seem to be any method as to how they contact you. DS joined W and loves it! Fingers crossed for you all x

regentonian Tue 15-Jan-13 22:03:33

Thanks Greytoosoon that's good to know.

burntoutdad Tue 15-Jan-13 22:06:25

Regent - I think I would have to agree with you. Although maybe in some cases they could do the assessments anyway if a boy has done well and follow with interview?? school calendar shows sports scholarship days being run Mon - Fri next week so still time. Notice Music scholarships on Mon- Tue only so maybe these are also in first batch for interview?

havinganightmare Tue 15-Jan-13 22:27:59

I feel for you all reading this. Did it last year and the angst and stress over interviews, sports scholarship, phone calls, theories etc is hell - hence my mumsnet name! Last year from memory they added an extra couple of sports scholarship days to those listed on the calendar. We only received the letter for the scholarship call back the day before - delayed in the post!! We had a very early interview but read nothing in to that. Still to this day don't know the rhyme or reason but I have met others who had late interviews who still got offers and scholarships, in academic and sports and music. Good luck and try to keep it together - take a leaf outof the DCs book as frankly mine seemed stress free once the exams were over!! wine and lots of it! wink

burntoutdad Tue 15-Jan-13 23:01:32

You're right of course Nightmare - a voice of reason. To be honest I wasn't that bad until I started getting involved with this thread. I should have stayed clear of all the gossiping wink. Now up late working to catch up on all the work I didn't manage to do today due to stressing and speculating about what might be happening. DS has moved on now and doesn't even mention it any more smile.

NotADragonOfSoup Wed 16-Jan-13 07:32:59

PopcornPizza, yes it was my DS2 who was unable to write appropriate stories smile

There is no rhyme or reason to the order you are invited for interview - I have this on good authority.

therugratref Wed 16-Jan-13 08:35:26

Another mother who has to plead with Ds not to involve Zombie blood baths or slasher movie script lines in the English composition. At least we are still stressing about one more exam-have not really started to stress over Whitgift call yet.

Somelikeithott Wed 16-Jan-13 08:50:55

Good morning all. I hear you therugratref, DS's English teacher has told him to try and bring a bit of realism into his compositions. I dread to think what he would've written for w. A question including a nightmare was definitely asking for it.......

There really seems to be no rhyme or reason, all random. So we'll take comfort in that.

Has anyone whose DS going for interview in W been asked to bring something in? And if so what camp are you in? 10 + or 11+?

FatalFlowerGarden Wed 16-Jan-13 09:48:42

Morning all... Nothing yesterday when I got home - we shall see if today brings any news. I hate waiting - if we're going to get a 'no' I'd just rather know now!

Well done those who had good news y'day - fingers x'd for your doses at interview!

FatalFlowerGarden Wed 16-Jan-13 09:49:38

dses, not doses, stupid iPhone...

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