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11+ results due today
7:30am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
SCHOOL pupils across Buckinghamshire who sat the new style 11+ test for the first time last month can expect to find out whether or not they will go to grammar school today.
Most of the results for this year’s crop of tests – taken on September 12 – should be released to parents today but Buckinghamshire County Council said that parents of any child tested after that date will be contacted in writing as soon as possible.
It was announced at the end of last year that Bucks' grammar schools were to create a new kind of test, designed to measure a wider range of abilities and to tackle the issue of private tutoring.
They were to feature new types of question, created after extensive, modern research, which are not solely based around the previous verbal reasoning style.
The new testing system aimed to make it harder for children to be coached for the test - a commonplace situation for youngsters sitting the old style 11+.
There has been criticism that such coaching favours children from a more privileged background, with poorer families less able to afford private tuition.
Highcest Academy last year introduced its own entrance test, aiming to create a four-tiered intake according to pupils ability.
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