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Anyone waiting for 13+ KCS interview call

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Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 11:32:04

Yikes - supposed to hear today. Anyone heard yet ?

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Tue 28-Jan-14 11:38:04

Not yet! Keeping busy doing all sorts of ludicrous chores and telling myself I don't care at all!

Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 11:57:30

Aunt fidget - just so stressful ! Are you waiting for any other schools?

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Tue 28-Jan-14 12:01:54

St Paul's (waiting for interview date) and Rugby (but that's next year).....I guess the fewer acceptances, the easier the decision but an acceptance nice all the same!

WorkingItOutAsIGo Tue 28-Jan-14 12:45:41

I havent checked my email every 5 minutes today, no not at all!

Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 12:45:54

Yes we are waiting for St. Paul's interview date and also whether we get City of London interview.

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Tue 28-Jan-14 12:47:41

I feel a little bit sick! Ridiculous - I'm sure DS hasn't even remembered it's notification day. I meanwhile.....

Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 12:50:09

Feel sick too...

workingitout ...where else are you waiting for?

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Tue 28-Jan-14 14:51:51

My brother's DS has just heard no...

Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 15:01:58

Oh no Aunt fudge. Hope he is not too upset. Still waiting over here.

WorkingItOutAsIGo Tue 28-Jan-14 15:03:27

Commiserations to Aunt Fidgets DN.

Moggy - waiting for interview date from SPS and just done Hampton so expect to hear from them maybe this week?

WorkingItOutAsIGo Tue 28-Jan-14 15:07:22

Oh they are obviously sitting sending out emails right now - we just the invitation to come to interview. grin

Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 15:15:29

We got a yes to an interview too.

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Tue 28-Jan-14 15:18:35

Same here!

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Tue 28-Jan-14 15:22:12

So pleased for you both. Well done our boys!!! And breathe....

See you back here on offer day?!

Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 15:22:55

Well done to all the DS for getting so far - and well done to all us mummies for not buckling under the stress.

Manuel Tue 28-Jan-14 16:07:38

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Moggy72 Tue 28-Jan-14 17:17:08

Congrats to you and your DS Manuel.

WorkingItOutAsIGo Thu 30-Jan-14 10:52:58

Well done all. Must say am shocked by number of lovely bright boys I know who weren't called for interview. Clearly very intense competition but such a shame. I wish there was a better system than this. 11 seems so young for such disappointment and being judged and found wanting.

Manuel Thu 30-Jan-14 13:26:16

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WorkingItOutAsIGo Thu 30-Jan-14 19:49:28

Manuel - well done your school - ours is a high quality boys' prep school but maybe hasn't prepared boys for the KCS exam well enough? I dont know - just makes me realise how academic the school is and how tough the competition.

NearTheWindmill Thu 30-Jan-14 20:21:43

Hello ladies. Can I just say as a mum of a boy who left last year that the school is very good at "choosing" the boys who are most likely to thrive. It's very tough both academically and socially and I can think of boys who have scraped in, against the advice of their prep schools, who haven't been very happy. Those experiences based more on what happened lower down the school though - we were out of the loop for the 11+ stuff because we were there already.

It was the perfect school for our eldest but it doesn't suit all and there's no way it would have suited our almost equally bright youngest.

Good luck - I hope they are all very happy - sometimes the decision is right for the child. I think it has got harder and harder over the last few years but am largely out of it now.

If you get in all I can say is that our ds was extremely happy there and I never for one moment ever had any cause for concern.

MannyLondon Fri 31-Jan-14 17:24:33

heard from a good source of DS KCS interview was v. hard

Moggy72 Fri 31-Jan-14 19:42:08

Oh no. We have ours on Monday.
This whole process is just awful.

AuntFidgetWonkhamStrong Fri 31-Jan-14 20:19:36

Don't stress, Moggy: DS had his today and came out beaming. Both interviews gentle, no left field questions - he enjoyed them both and came out feeling that he'd shown himself at his best. So either it went well for him or didn't but lovely interviewers made it feel that way. either way, he had much more fun than he'd anticipated. Haven't spoken to any of his school friends yet but certainly Didn't see anyone coming out looking at all shaken. Hope that helps you to relax a little this weekend!

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