"Children in cohort" being the number of Year 6 children in Medway, this figure being used as the base for the percentages quoted.
|Children in Cohort||Candidates||Successes||% successes||% of cohort|
|MEDWAY AUTOMATIC PASSES||2926||1657||653||39||22.3|
|MEDWAY REVIEW PASSES||boys||86||19||22|
|MEDWAY TOTAL PASSES||boys||758||297||39|
|KENT AUTOMATIC PASSES||boys||199||124||62|
|KENT REVIEW PASSES||boys||16||4||25|
|KENT TOTAL PASSES||boys||199||128||64|
Other Out County
The Medway cohort is its lowest at 2926 since I have been keeping records, confirming that school rolls in Medway are still falling.
The pass score is set to select approximately 23% of children and this year the target is slightly undershot, which may have been eased with a small number of children having their English test results upgraded following moderation. There is no facility for requesting a re-mark. The number of girls succeeding with the Medway Test has been considerably larger than the number of boys ever since I have been keeping statistics, but this is the first year I have asked for the number of candidates by gender. With nearly 20% more girls than boys taking the test, it is hardly surprising that they come out top in the success rate, but a difference of 97 children is still remarkable. My own view is that this is because girls will tend to do better than boys on the English task, which accounts for 2/5 of the total marks.
It also explains why there are more grammar school places provided for girls than for boys.
There is a small increase in the number of Kent children being found successful in the Medway Tests, although there is a sharp fall in those from outside the county, with 16 in total, including 3 each from Bexley and Lewisham. Needless to say few if any of these will take up places in Medway grammar schools as many will look to their own area as priority, and are using Medway as a back up (just as many Medway children use the Kent Test in the same way).
You will find the outcomes from previous years here.