July 4, 2017
Grammar supporters ‘wrong’ to think reasoning paper can’t be learned, says neuroscientist
People who say it is fairer to test pupils on non-verbal reasoning for grammar school entrance are “completely wrong” because teenage brains are very responsive to training, says an expert in adolescent brain development.
News Link: Schools Week UK
June 29, 2017
Parents 'rightly concerned' about pressure on Grammars in Bucks
Parents are right to be concerned about the growing pressures on Grammar schools in Bucks. That's according to Jim Skinner - the Chief Executive of the 'Grammar School Heads' Association'. The Education Secretary - Justine Greening - announced on Tuesday that the ban on building more selective schools would not be lifted.
And with children from outside of Bucks' still allowed to apply for a place at Grammars here, passing the 11 plus is not a guarantee of a place.
News Link: Mix96 UK NEWS
May 19, 2017
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families
Selective education harms the university prospects of bright pupils who just miss out on a place at a grammar school, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University of Bristol and University of Warwick.
News Link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk > education
May 8, 2017
Bucks Secondary Transfer Testing and Grammar schools 2018
The registration portal is now available for registering your child for this September 11+ transfer test.
Registration Link: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk
May 5, 2017
The 11-plus can 'never be tutor-proof', major grammar school exam board admits
The 11-plus can “never be tutor-proof”, a major grammar school exam board has admitted, as one of the last remaining selective counties announced it was abandoning its five-year experiment with tests designed to be immune from coaching.
News Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk > education
April 1, 2017
11-PLUS: Grammar schools in Bucks accused of 'replacing one discredited test with another' after reappointing test provider
Bucks’ Grammar Schools have been accused of “replacing one discredited test with another” after reappointing an old 11-plus test provider five years after they were axed.
News Link: http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk > education
March 27, 2017
The Buckminghamshire Grammar Schools Awards GL Assessment
TBGS announced on March 27, 2017 that it has award GL Assessment to provide and administer the 11 plus Transfer Test for Bucks from 2019 onwards.
Press Release Link: https://www.thebucksgrammarschools.org/news
Children born between
1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will be moving up to secondary school in September 2020. The remaining dates in relation to the Buckinghamshire Transfer Test are:
1 May 2019, 3pm
Secondary Transfer Test registration open.
27 June 2019, 3pm
DEADLINE Secondary Transfer Test registration closes.
10 September 2019
12 September 2019
Secondary Transfer Test
18 October 2019
Secondary Transfer Test RESULTS.
31 October 2019, 3pm
DEADLINE Secondary School Applications close.
1 March 2020
Secondary school places are offered.
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