was so wrong IN his response to my letter on the issue of a return to the system of selective education, Dr Armer (Feedback, November 12) unwittingly adds weight to my own arguments.
KEN Ellis finds the idea of coaching for the 11-plus
The exams were introduced after the Department of Education abolished the 11-plus
A big factor is anxiety and one of the most persuasive arguments behind eliminating the old 11-plus
was it would remove the element of stress at such an early age, and protect children from destructive anxiety at the time or from subse-quent low self-esteem.
The other 25 or so in my class I have lost touch with, but I am convinced that the 11-plus
and grammar school system laid strong foundations for all of us from working-class backgrounds in Derby to progress and succeed.
SIR - Because the "cliff-edge" effect of the 11-plus
, it was argued by Shirley (now Lib Dem Baroness) Williams and her Labour colleagues (in the 1960s) that a small number of youngsters either side of that edge were being incorrectly streamed.
The changes mean families will now know their child's 11-plus
result before they have to fill a local authority Year 7 school places form.
Under the new plan, two forms of entry for girls and two for boys who pass an 11-plus
would be created, either in two separate annexes or one on the same site.
They claim it could be a return to separation of children at too young an age - abolished with 11-plus
exams in the 1960s - and could deprive less advantaged youngsters of academic and future career success.
That was about the last time I saw him as he passed his 11-plus
and went to the grammar school.
Mid-2010 has been set as the target date for the formation of the JV that could include localized production of GE's 11-plus
MW range of GE10 gas turbines to localize the production and servicing of gas turbines in Kazakhstan.
In Scotland, the qualifying exam or "quali", similar to the English 11-plus
, was abolished in 1957.