slough mum wrote:
The results for the late entry CGS were posted this week on Monday, has anyone received their results. The standardised score required to pass is 85 for both Verbal and Maths.
My DC achieved a score of 115 in Maths and 80 in Verbal. They have advised me that my DC is not considered suitably qualified for CGS. They have stated that I can request a Selection Review.
I am a bit confused what is the difference between a Selection Review and Appeal? Can I chose one or another?
What happens at the Selection Review and do I need to attend? What evidence should I present?
Shame they don't add the scores and then get an average because then my DC would have achieved 100.
Any help of Selection Reviews would be grateful. Thanks
I expect they don't average the scores for the same reason they specify SATs 5s in English and Maths to be able to sit the test. To be suited to a grammar school, a child needs a minimum level of English and
Maths. Your DC has scored very well in Maths and should be rightly proud, but mathematical ability perhaps underpins fewer subjects than strength in English.
As far as Selection Review is concerned, I'm not sure of the format. However, irrespective of the format it takes, the main argument you will have to contend with is that your DC's score on the Verbal test reflects his/her SATs level in English. I know that you had to appeal to sit the test because s/he didn't have the level 5 in English. A review panel would probably conclude that the original refusal to test was the right decision. I'm sorry that sounds a very blunt assessment but it is why the review will be a difficult one. To stand a chance of success, you will need compelling evidence that your DC's ability in English was not reflected in the test result or SATs levels.