Put your hand up if you find the whole process of choosing the right secondary school for your child at the very least, stressful and at most, completely daunting and overwhelming.
There is so much local knowledge out there – firstly from the schools themselves who give detailed accounts of what you and your precious one have to do to gain access to their hallowed grounds.
Then there is the information you glean from other parents ‘at the gate’ – sometimes helpful but often wildly inaccurate and peppered with liberal red herrings so that you don’t apply to the same school as they want!
We aim to take the stress out of making this choice by providing you with firstly, the most recent admission statistics from the schools themselves, secondly, entrance tests criteria which may be 11plus or 11plus style and music aptitude developed in house by the individual school and thirdly blah blah blah. The tests consist of English, Maths and non verbal reasoning.
What’s this ‘Fair Banding’ test I’ve heard about?
So how do you set about applying for Liverpool College? Every applicant has to sit the fair banding test which is delivered on the second weekend of October.
What’s fair banding?
Ten per cent of applicants to Liverpool College will be admitted on musical aptitude for the first time in 2017. Entrance will be granted following a musical aptitude test similar to the tests to gain entrance to Archbishop Blanch, King David & St. Edwards College. Details of what to expect in musical aptitude tests for Liverpool Schools can be found in our blog on music aptitude tests.