If you go to review and are unsuccessful an appeal panel may be unable to consider any further evidence that you have to support your case. They will only consider if the review was fair, consistent and objective. It is therefore important that you consider what factors caused your child miss the mark.
If your child underperformed on the day but otherwise has a brilliant portfolio of work at school and has school support - then a review may be a good option.
If you want to supply other non-academic evidence, extenuating circumstances then an appeal (without review) may be a better option.
Relevant Quote from Medway Admissions PDF above
If you decide to request a review of your child's test results
it is important to note that the Appeals Panel will only be
able to consider whether the review was carried out in a
fair, consistent and objective way eg whether the same
type of evidence was used in all cases. Only if there is no
evidence that this has been done may the Panel then
consider any factors which you contend may have affected
your child's performance and any evidence you wish to
present to support your claim that your child is of the
required academic standard. If you go straight to appeal
without a review of your child's test results the Panel will
be able to consider these factors
. Full guidance on this can
be found in the School Admission Appeals Code atwww.dcsf.gov.uk/sacode
It is important to have an understanding of the implications of a Review.
Disclaimer: Not an expert or Medway resident