If he has missed score for FW he will automatically get a place for Aston if he met the required score. The second choice will become the first, you will not be missing out by putting FW first. The schools are unaware of the preference order you have put down.
Question: I am trying to determine the preference order for the LA form.
My son will take the 11+ in a few weeks and he likes Camp Hill and Five Ways. Looking at the scores, Camp Hill is the hardest. However, if we put Camp Hill 1st, 5-ways 2nd and he doesn't get the Camp Hill score, but meets 5-ways, will he be offered 5-ways?
What I am trying to confirm is whether we would be penalised if we put 5 ways second? (rits)
No, you won't and the school will never know you didn't put them first.
If he was on a last score tie with someone, then distance from school would then be the factor.