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 Post subject: Re: KES results
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:53 am 
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solimum wrote:
Just an off-topic comment - where does this expression "offered a seat" come from for school admissions? It sounds odd to me but is a common term on this forum. I would always have said "offered a place" (and keep "offered a seat" for crowded trains!)



I find the term odd as well but perhaps it comes from 'sitting an exam'.


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 Post subject: Re: KES results
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:04 pm 
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Convoluted discussion on the subject of giving and taking exams: https://english.stackexchange.com/quest ... rs-to-exam


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 Post subject: Re: KES results
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:11 pm 
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I'm not sure how KES works but my daughter was on waiting list for AP at KEHS and she was offered a place in May. This is going back a few years.

I feel KES gives parents and their sons false hopes by inviting them in for AP interviews. If the child has not scored high enough then they shouldn't be interviewed.


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 Post subject: Re: KES results
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:42 pm 
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My DS was invited for an AP interview but were not offered one either.

If it was just the results they look at then why bother with the interview process?

Does the interview play the main role in deciding who they offer the AP to ?


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 Post subject: Re: KES results
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 pm 
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I am not sure how KES works but KEHS I think works differently.

KEHS, I am aware have offered APs without interviewing. It appears KEHS only interview scholarship candidates. To be honest, I suspect KEHS exam performance has more weighting in determining scholarship offer than the interview.


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 Post subject: Re: KES results
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:40 pm 
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inspired wrote:
My DS was invited for an AP interview but were not offered one either.

If it was just the results they look at then why bother with the interview process?

Does the interview play the main role in deciding who they offer the AP to ?


My understanding is that KES interviews several applicants for the AP scheme and then selects those who performed best at interview coupled with entrance exam performance. It’s also worth remembering that KES had 925 applicants this time round. This is a lot of applicants and intensifies competition for places

For scholarship places the interview is the deciding factor and most likely for AP as well.


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