[QUOTE=kellywood_5]It's not the perfect age, and as you say, everyone develops at a different time, but it certainly makes more sense than deciding when the child is so young you don't really know what they're capable of.
Why even take the risk, if this is your child, why would you play around with such an important choice?
The first few years of secondary school are in no way crucial either- the GCSE years are what matters, so if you really wanted to, you could always move your child to a private school for Year 10.
Of course GCSE year matter but whether you do well depends a great extent on past performance. If you can't do your timetables you are not going to be able to do more complicated maths, the same with so many more subjects. On your logic lets just educate people when they are 15 and 16.
That policy is still making private education more accessible to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Not everyone can afford £5000.
Yes and i support it, i'm a tory. However i'm not arguing for or against the policy rather im pointing out that you got tory party policy wrong.
Obsessed? Hardly. I mentioned it once! As for you, you seem more interested in personal attacks than issues