Medway Test results and review process

by My Kent Family reporter

More children than ever have passed the Medway Test this year - although less than half of those who passed the exam actually live in Medway.

Medway Council, which sent out results on Monday (October 8) says that more than 1,600 pupils have achieved the required score to apply for a grammar school place in the area - 200 more than in 2017.

The minimum score required to be assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway grammar school was 492 - last year the figure was 495.

More than 1,600 pupils passed the Medway test
More than 1,600 pupils passed the Medway test

This year, 3,265 children took the Medway Test.

Of those who took the test, 1,873 were Medway residents and 1,392 were from out of area.

In total 1,687 children passed, however, only 773 of these are Medway residents - just 46%.

Parents whose children sat the test but who didn't achieve the required mark can see if their offspring are eligible for a grammar school place through a review process - which is a review of their academic work but not a remarking of their test paper.

Parents requesting the review process, conducted by a panel of education experts, must do so by Monday, October 15.

Reviews of those children's school work in English, maths and science take place over Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19 and an estimated 67 pupils could come to a Medway grammar school via this process.

Parents of children who didn't reach the required score can request a review of their work
Parents of children who didn't reach the required score can request a review of their work

Portfolio holder covering education, attainment and improvement Cllr Martin Potter (Con),said: “I would like to congratulate all the children who took the Medway Test this year and thank all the staff who oversaw the record numbers taking the test.

"Moving up from primary school to secondary school is a big step and I would like to wish every child the very best as they continue their education.”

To learn more about the process in Medway and the subsequent review process click here.

Pupils who sat the Kent test will learn of their results on Thursday, October 11 from 4pm.

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