I don't think you understand the system at all either. Yes you can pass the test. This does not mean you can afford to pay for the bus unless it happens to your nearest school or if you're authority will make an allowance (doubtful). It does not mean you will not receive the same kinds of stigma as that described by people discussing those kids that receive free lunches etc. It does not mean you will be able to receive the tutoring that richer, less clever kids will. It does mean there will be some children who turn out to be clever at a later age who will find themselves in schools considered to be the lesser schools with the lesser kids. It does mean there will be an increased divide between those who attend the grammars and those who do not (parents and kids). It won't in any way tackle the root causes of the current problems which include that education is not valued enough by those who need it most. I'm interested as to why you believe smaller class sizes are the solution?