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Author:  Tinkers [ Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Historic data on Reading admissions

Bear with me, this is a work in progress to collate data in numbers applying, cut offs and waiting list movement.


For 2020 entry (test 2019)
1) qualifying score 108 (103 for PP)
2) 138 day places
3) 819 sat at Reading, 259 elsewhere (1078 in total)
4)338 qualified
5) 222 qualified in catchment
(22 qualified for boarding places).
Cut off on allocations day. Highest score on WL for day places was 112.73 (74 on WL). Highest score for boarding places WL 109.88 (5 on WL)

For 2019 entry (test 2018)
1) qualifying score is 108
2) 138 day places
3) 873 sat at Reading, 292 elsewhere (1165 in total)
4) 361 qualified
5) 230 qualified and in catchment
Cut off on allocations day. Highest score on WL for day places was 112.46, (89 on the waiting list) highest core of boarding places WL 109.34 (4 on WL)
WL had moved at least two places by 20th March. (Info not from school, so could be more)
Update Oct 2019. I’m told by a parent that the WL moved 8 places, but the cutoff was still 112.43, cutoff for boarding places 108.54

(23 applying for boarding places also qualified.)

For 2018 entry (test 2017)
1) qualifying score is 108
2)138 day places
3) 737 sat at Reading, 238 sat elsewhere (975 in total)
4)317 qualified
5) 195 qualified and in catchment.
Cut off on allocations day, highest place on the waiting list for day places was 110.54. There was no one on the boarding places WL
Update October 2018. Last day place allocated had score of 110.45, last boarding place allocated had score 108.62.
(Also see some additonal, updated data on page 4 of this thread from Tony and Confusedfather)

For 2017 entry (test 2016)
1) qualifying score is 108 (lower than previous years and lower than kendrick)
2) 138 day places
3)697 sat at Reading, 184 elsewhere meaning a total of 881
4) 282 qualified
5) 198 qualified in designated area.
Cutoff on allocations day, highest place on the waiting list 110.69
final cuts off reported by Reading School day place 109.11, boarding place 108.08


For 2016 entry (test 2015)

1) the qualifying score is 110
2) There are 138 day places (note this is an increase on previous years)
3) 675 boys sat at RBS and 746 elsewhere meaning a total of 1421 sat
4) 189 qualified within the designated area (365 qualified in total)
5) cutoff on allocations day. Highest place in the waiting list 112.07. Lowest score eventually getting a day place 111.79, boarding place 110.05

More detailed info about ranking and ooc candidates can be found further down in this thread.

2015 entry (test 2014)

1) qualifying score 110
2) 112 day places
3) number sitting (tbc confirmed I need to check -Tinkers)
4) cutoff on allocations day 113.12, last place off waiting list was 112.69 for day places, 110 for boarding places.

Previous to 2015 entry, Reading had a different in house test with their own standardisation, so scores are completely different.


Some info on appeals (Thanks to Loubylou22 for digging out the info from previous threads)
009-10 – 12 appeals heard – 0 allowed (there was a successful appeal for Year 8 )
2010-11 – 16 appeals heard – 3 allowed
2011-12 – 8 appeals heard – 1 allowed
2012-13 – 10 appeals heard – 0 allowed (there was a successful Year 9 appeal)
2013-14 (so far...at the date of the post) – 5 appeals heard – 0 allowed (there has been a successful Year 9 appeal)
2014/15 - 1 (5 heard)
2015/16 – 1 (14 heard)
2016/17 – 0 (11 heard)

Author:  indiemom [ Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Yes you are right there. For 2015 entry, the actual rank of the last boy getting the 112th seat on 2nd March allocation was around 230th.

With 138 PAN for 2016 entry, we can guess around 280th ranker to get a place

Author:  Tinkers [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Further info on Sept 2015 test for sept 2016 entry


Rank Score
1 127.1
10 124.36
20 123.32
30 122.3
40 121.6
50 121.09
60 120.39
70 120
80 119.63
90 119.08
100 118.61
110 118.35
120 118.13
130 117.97
140 117.48
150 116.85
175 115.66
200 114.72
225 114
250 113.31
275 112.44
300 111.74
325 110.97
350 110.32
400 109.25

This will give you and idea of where your DS lies in the grand scheme of things.

Info on ooc candidates

Among first 150 th rank - 73 pupils are OCC
200 th rank - 94 pupils are OCC
250 th rank - 120 pupils are OCC
300 th rank - 144 pupils are OCC

Author:  Max [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Hi,
Does anyone know how many boys were offered a place last year that did not take it up?
Thanks!

Author:  Tinkers [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

As Indiemom has stated places were offered down to about 230th last year, so a fair number have turns down seats (or were ooc if the ranking includes them too).

The number this time is likely to be different as there are more places.

Author:  tbaby21 [ Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Hello

Is there a different test for day pupils and those who want to board, or do they sit the same exam ?

Thanks

Author:  scary mum [ Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Thanks to Google I can share this link which shows that there is one test for both.

http://www.reading-school.co.uk/26/admi ... guidelines

Author:  ConfusedFather [ Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Trying to make sense of the data:

- does it mean that OOC candidates are almost totally irrelevant because there are enough IC candidates with cut-off grade?
- does it therefore imply that the headline difficulty to get in is overstated? i.e. it's not 138 out of 1,421 that get admitted (less than 10%) but a much higher percentage?
- also does it mean that if a DC has the level to hit the qualifying score, he is effectively competing vs 188 other kids (based on 2015 test) for 138 places (assuming they all accept and don't go comp or ind)
- if out of the top 250 kids, 120 are OOC (implying 130 IC and hence admitted), does it therefore mean one needs to aim (using 2015 tests) for c 113?

Author:  Tinkers [ Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

I don't think anyone ooc has ever got a day place at Reading school, there are too many IC boys who qualify. They rank lower than those in catchment as a result.

Bear in mind that out of those applying for the test, a significant number will have sat at one of the Slough schools with the intention of looking at those but shared their score with Reading simply because it was just a matter of ticking a box. If it had been separate tests they may not have bothered in the past. So yes, in effective the real number is effectively lower.

In the last couple of years the cutoff has been about 113 (as I've reported above). This includes just boys in catchment. However this can and does change from year to year depending on how many apply.

Not sure if that answers your questions.

Author:  BlueBerry [ Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historic data on Reading admissions

Wow! Thanks for all this info Tinkers.

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