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Bijlee Tue 22-Oct-13 11:09:17

Just received the results confused no qualifying score mentioned.
Need help to decipher the results.

tiggytape Tue 22-Oct-13 11:24:45

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PrettyBelle Tue 22-Oct-13 11:25:29

We received the message too. They said that the final qualifying score has varied between 229 and 223 in the last 5 years.

tiggytape Tue 22-Oct-13 11:29:24

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shaq Tue 22-Oct-13 11:39:09

Don't think my DS has made it! Initial score of 173, will probably be revised downwards, as he is October-born.

Not surprised really, as we did no VR/NVR practise, focusing instead on the Maths and English with a view to getting into one of the Sutton Grammars.

Awaiting the WCGS results with bated breath now...

JustAnotherUserName Tue 22-Oct-13 11:44:11

Shaq- neither us. But the score is already age standarised so 173 is what it is. Well short (our DS too who got the average 200).... you will need to be over 232 this year to get the offer (more than 2000 testers, up from 1600 last year).

tiggytape Tue 22-Oct-13 11:45:41

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tiggytape Tue 22-Oct-13 11:48:31

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Bijlee Tue 22-Oct-13 12:09:56

Thanks Tiggy,
He scored 216 sad. So no chance there.
We are waiting Wallington results too.

tiggytape Tue 22-Oct-13 12:39:16

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shaq Tue 22-Oct-13 13:27:00

Hi Tiggy,

Thanks for the advice! No, I'm not planning on putting Tiffin on the CAF now - it would require a miracle of epic proportions for him to get in with that score! I thought it was worth him sitting the test because it is our closest Grammar (20mins by bus). We focused on the Sutton grammars, as it seemed to be safer in terms of getting in, and it seems to have paid off so far, as he passed the Wilson's test, and we are now waiting for WCGS and the SGS test.

The dilemma that I have is, is it worth putting down Greenshaw? In the sense that is it worth the travel time (around 50 mins)? The travel time for the others (Wilsons, WCGS, Sutton) is around that too, but I can see that it's worthwhile in that case, but for Greenshaw? Will that be much better than my more local options (Coombe boys, Richard Challoner, Southborough).

Would love to hear from others too who have experience of Greenshaw!

cwazycaz Tue 22-Oct-13 14:00:41

Bilgee, 216 is a very good score! there is a lot of competition and many boys are heavily tutored and/or come from preps. A far cry from the school ethos which once opened its doors for ‘some honest poor man’s son’.
good luck for Wallington!!

Bijlee Tue 22-Oct-13 16:59:13

Hi Tiggy, Cwazycaz,
Thanks for the words of encouragement, 216 is good, perhaps not good enough for a place. I will put Tiffin on the CAF but with realistic option in mind for him to go on the waiting list afterwards.
I completely agree with the fact that there are many boys who either come from preps and/or heavily tutored. Competition is too tough!

AmazingDisgrace Tue 22-Oct-13 17:39:44

Bijlee, Be careful that you aren't in effect wasting one of your choices by naming Tiffin. A score of 216 is very unlikely to get a place from the waiting list. Last year the cut off was 231 on allocations day and the waiting list only moved down as far as 229. In recent years I don't think the waiting list has moved further than 223 from a 225 initial cut off. With over 2000 boys sitting for the test this year the initial cut off could be even higher than 231 and sadly the waiting list is not realistically going to go down to 216.

You should congratulate your son on his score though, he did better than over half who sat for the test with 200 being the average score

Hamptonschool Tue 22-Oct-13 17:53:38

Hi people!
My son got 223 and we are considering putting Tiffin on the CAF.
Please advise.

Bijlee Tue 22-Oct-13 17:58:01

Thanks Amazing. Will consider your advise.

hopefullytwicelucky Wed 23-Oct-13 00:53:03

My son got 232. Anybody have a hint on what would be the cut off point this year? My other boy got in some years back with 228 (last on the list...).
Can I hope to be twice lucky?
Any other ways to find out about the cut off mark? Would hate to wait for 5 months...
Anybody in similar position?

tiggytape Wed 23-Oct-13 07:28:52

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cwazycaz Wed 23-Oct-13 09:29:49

anyone knows what the average was in previous years? the average was 200 this year. is it higher or lower than previous years?

tiggytape Wed 23-Oct-13 09:40:18

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Bijlee Wed 23-Oct-13 09:44:04

What a system!

tiggytape Wed 23-Oct-13 09:51:12

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hopefullytwicelucky Wed 23-Oct-13 15:09:22

We are lucky enough to have already a place offered at KGS, but obviously prefer not to pay for his education. Those financial resources can go towards family holidays...
Whatever happens, I cannot fault my son: he worked sooooooo hard! All he needs now is a bit of luck!
I wish you all good luck! And I mean it!

t33jay Wed 23-Oct-13 17:54:51

Hi All,

We have an offer for Wilson's but we were aiming for Tiffin Boys. So I compared the two schools and it turned out that Wilson's is marginally better than Tiffin.

My question is, if I put Tiffin as our first choice but our score is lower than the qualifying score, would the council offer us a place in Wilson's even though we put it as our second choice? Or would I be taking the risk of losing Wilson's allocation altogether by not putting them as first choice?

My son only got 201 standardised score in Tiffin.

Looking forwards for your advice, thanks.

tiggytape Wed 23-Oct-13 18:24:01

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