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missile5 Tue 04-Aug-09 22:36:32

Any views.

missile5 Tue 04-Aug-09 22:37:42

QE Boys in Barnet.

southeastastra Tue 04-Aug-09 22:38:45

yes heard it has a great south facing terrace

charmander Tue 04-Aug-09 23:06:35

when i worked it barnet it was very hard to get into and they more interested in results that in the actual boys. e.g. you had to be predicted an A at gcse and get an A to be able to go on and do the subject at A level. So even if you got an A at gcse maths if you were predicited a "b" you would not be allowed to do A level maths. Hope this makes sense. Mind you that was 5 years ago so hopefully things have moved on.

Do they still do selection tests? Boys used to get in from many many miles away whereas the kids I taught who lived just up the road did not stand a chance.

Have they got a new pool yet?

Did good productions (e.g. Sweeney Todd) when i was around.

margotfonteyn Wed 05-Aug-09 10:38:41

Go on that elevenplusexams.co.uk website.(sorry can't do links) There's loads about QE boys in the Herts section.

3littlefrogs Wed 05-Aug-09 17:33:50

They do chuck them out if they don't get all As at GCSE. I have been told by a parent if they don't think they will get all As, they make them sit the exams at a public examinations centre, so as not to affect their ratings.

It is a top school that gets excellent results, but you need to be sure your ds is very academic, very tough and self motivated.

2009 Wed 05-Aug-09 22:00:01

and very into rugby smile

donnie Sat 15-Aug-09 15:45:46

extremely academic and in a rather merciless way. Very pressurised. Not good if you are likely to struggle in any way. My pal did a mat leave 2 term cover there and hated it and she's taught all over.

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