Yes. You can enter your child for the 11+ and choose a secondary as first choice.
However beware that some LEAs will punish by placing your child at the end of the LEA list for a secondary of choice. Failure to get in to the Grammar could see her secondary choices to be 'full' and your child then directed to a failing school which lacks any parental choice.
Your daughter's teacher would know best if your child is capable of passing the test. What is the reason your daughter does not want to go to a grammar school? there are parents fighting tooth and nail for a grammar school place,just seems a waste if your daughter passes the test and refuses the school place. Also the secondary school admission s are over subscribed and you may want to think about the choices left,and they may be of very low achieving schools.
i thought these exams didn't exist anymore...if she's done her year 6 SAT's then she shouldn't need to, you are able to see from her results if she would get into a grammar school or not.
besides, most grammar schools make prospective students take an entance-exam, so even if your daughter passes her 11+ exam, she could have a bad day and fail her entrence exam...then like everyone says, she won't get to go to her first choice school either.
Yes, absolutely you can do that. I was in a similar situation of putting a grammar school as second choice (even though I desperatly wanted to go there) because if I didn't put the normal secondary school as first choice I wouldn't have got in there if I failed the 11+ and would have had to go to a failing school. As it happens I got into my first choice but not the grammar school because it was my second choice. I then appealed to the grammar and got it because of passing the 11+.
In most cases you can't win and I think most LEAs understand this. Although, it does seem like a bit of a waste of time just to see if she can pass the exam, and may end up taking places from people that really want to go there. Maybe she could just take a mock paper or something.
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