I should ask specifically what happens to the score in such circumstances
I know it happens with some tests/examinations, but I've never heard of 11+ scores being adjusted for extenuating circumstances - the usual response from admission authorities tends to be "You have the right of appeal
DIY Mum wrote:
If the foundation are offering extra time, this may help. Not sure though, what effect the request for extra time, may have on an appeal.
It would be a risky thing for an appeal panel to disadvantage someone at appeal because of a concession made under the Equality Act (the very purpose of which was to provide a legal framework so that a disabled pupil should not be disadvantaged in relation to non-disabled peers).
I would agree, though, that the reverse is probably true - i.e. a refusal to allow extra time (or insufficient
extra time) despite a clear request from medical professionals ought to be a point in the appellant's favour.
I'm afraid the intense competition for a Foundation place has the knock-on effect that an appeal is not going to be easy. To maximise any possible chance, I suspect a wide range of academic indicators would be needed, e.g.
- an 11+ score as close as possible to the score required,
- evidence of very high achievement before the extenuating circumstances,
- non-curricular evidence such as very high reasoning scores (90+ percentile) - it's worth noting that the sort of tests used by educational psychologists are not strictly timed.
- See also: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
DIY Mum wrote:
Wishing you the best.
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