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Wandsworth Test Results

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gazzalw Mon 06-Feb-12 18:59:43

DS got 95% in his WT today - we are very proud of him but gather this won't be enough to get him a place at Graveney sad....

Blu Mon 06-Feb-12 19:38:00

Oh, well done gazza junior!
It might on a waiting list - I think I have heard 96% quoted as a magic number? Or maybe it was 96% that my friend's child got, but no place...

It's bloody tough, isn't it?

gazzalw Mon 06-Feb-12 20:40:12

Thanks Blu....not holding out too much hope but who knows..... Just as well it's only 4th choice!!!!

It seems ridiculous with such a seemingly good score it's not good enough....heyho.....!

Blu Mon 06-Feb-12 21:09:10

Really really sorry gazza, of course you are proud of him, it's a fantastic score, and so frustrating because you know that really apart from a supersonically computer-minded kid, any variation of a few % points is luck of the day, and it could easily go one or two points one way or the other.

I'm sure you will get a grammar place, but it would have been nice to have peace of mind of that choice as insurance.

Keep biting those nails!

gazzalw Mon 06-Feb-12 21:23:46

Chewed down already.....!

It was his last test and think he'd passed the point of caring anyway! Lots of his classmates did the WT so we'll see how they did - would be nice if one scored the elusive 98% and got a place (as there are some who didn't pass their 11+ and are feeling very despondent as are their parents....)

It would just be interesting to see exactly how the Bell Curve works for the WT!!!!

Bethnella Tue 07-Feb-12 06:47:45

Did the primary school give you the results?

gazzalw Tue 07-Feb-12 07:25:54

no, phoned up on 0208 871 7316

Bethnella Tue 07-Feb-12 07:59:40

Thanks, interesting to see.

animula Tue 07-Feb-12 08:54:37

I think it must look pretty good for a grammar place, though, gazzalw. I know children who scored lower than that and were offered their first choice grammar. smile

KandyBarr Tue 07-Feb-12 09:57:51

It's not impossible - waiting list places certainly went to 96% two years ago. Good luck to your DS - a nailbiting time!

gazzalw Tue 07-Feb-12 16:12:09

Thank you for all your kind words and encouraging to get your positive feedback...

Does anyone know of anyone who scored over 98% - even one of DS's classmates who is a superbrain 'only' got 97.5%!!!!

Don't forget to join us on the 1st March thread for winewinewine!!!

basildonbond Tue 07-Feb-12 19:35:40

We know several children (mainly girls, but a couple of boys too) who got 100% last year. The test score only gets you a place if you're out of catchment, it doesn't guarantee a place in extension btw

CarrieAnnRegardless Tue 07-Feb-12 19:41:33

What do they do if more applicants than there are 'selective' places get 100%?

gazzalw Tue 07-Feb-12 20:57:19

Do you think that ever happens - presumably that is unlikely????

Thought the whole point was that Graveney makes its own mind up about levels anyway.....WT result/SATS result/HT report and don't they do a test 1/2 term into Yr 7?

gazzalw Wed 08-Feb-12 17:36:32

One of DS's classmates got 99.3%!!! She assuredly is guaranteed a place!

Balhamum Thu 09-Feb-12 20:36:03

If they got too many 100%s they would choose the closest ones. That is what happens as they go down the numbers - if they have 10 places left and 15 kids who got 97% then it is the 10 closest who scored 97%
that get places.
Its a heartbreaker isn't it, my son got 91% so no chance for him..........

gazzalw Thu 09-Feb-12 21:36:42

Sorry to hear that Balham Mum - was it your DS's first choice?

Presumably a score of 90something % would put them in the top band though for any Wandsworth schools (apart from Graveney???)

bizzey Fri 10-Feb-12 13:22:44

Hello i am new ,hope i can join in..? Gazzalw thank you for the phone number..i got ds1 result scores..not percentage.. do i have to work that bit out myself?? Bit worrying though,
that they can give scores out so and dob only.! Still unsure what these scores mean.!!

gazzalw Fri 10-Feb-12 15:56:28

Hi well we worked out % ourselves as that's the easiest way of interpreting the DCs results.....

Does that help????

bizzey Fri 10-Feb-12 16:27:00

Hi gazzalaw .thanks for reply but.............ummm not really!! If you get a chance, could you tell me the basic arithmatics i need to do with his 2 scores thanks

gazzalw Fri 10-Feb-12 16:53:50

right total score possible is 282 - you need to add your child's scores together (say 130 and 132) divide them by 282 and then multiply by 100 which should give you a % - yes, agree I was stuck on the conversion and had to ask DW (guess who's the mathmo in our house!!!

Does that make sense??? Let me know how you get on!

bizzey Fri 10-Feb-12 19:48:28

Thanks gazzalw..done it!

gazzalw Fri 10-Feb-12 20:12:30

Are you celebrating - do you know about this Michaela Community School which could give Graveney a run for its money at some point......???

Now you have learned how to do % again smile. DS is doing Level 6 SATS maths and some of it is too difficult for me now!

kelli111 Sat 11-Feb-12 13:00:58

my son (who is not the most academic of my children lol) got 95 and 93 could someone work that out as a percentage for me thanks

gazzalw Sat 11-Feb-12 13:49:02

Is that out of 141 and 141 - the sum is 188/282 multiplied by 100 = 66.6%!

I am certainly practising long forgotten % today!

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