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 Post subject: Re: Tutors
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Jayhar wrote:
I disagree with that - every child that passes gets a grammar school place so essentially they are not in competition, both can pass and get offered a place, neither success pushes out the other. Once they have the pass mark its down to distance from the school or other prominent criteria..so that is going to have more relevance. Preventing my child from passing does not give your child from the same area a better place but potentially does give a place to an out of county child I think (data geeks will correct me if I'm wrong :D ).

I'm afraid you're wrong Jayhar. As Aethel has explained, Bucks uses a standardised process, so children are absolutely in competition with each other. Approximately 30% will qualify. If your neighbour's child scores higher than your child and qualifies, that is one less qualifying space available for your child. In an extreme example, that child might have scored just enough to be the lowest standardised qualifier. Your child, having a standardised score slightly lower, would not qualify. Another way of looking at it is that if the entire cohort all receive the same coaching and somehow all improved their 11+ skills by the exact same amount, the net effect on who would qualify would be zero. The same 30% of children would qualify in the same way as if no one in the entire cohort had been coached at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tutors
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:48 am 
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Hi could you please also pm details for tutor around Chalfont St. Peter area


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 Post subject: Re: Tutors
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:42 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Tutors
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:17 am 
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Hello,

I wonder if anyone might be able to PM me with any tutor recommendations for CSP/GX area please? I can find a lot of group sessions, but id really like to find someone to work with my daughter on a one to one basis,

Many thanks in advance :)


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