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 Post subject: sale appeal
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Hi, does anyone know historically what has been the minimum score below the pass mark that an appeal has been won for sale grammar?


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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:13 pm 
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I don't know the minimum but we were successful at 5 below pass mark.


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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Hi emsy thanks for your reply. Just wondered if realistically to win an appeal for non qualification your score would need to be within a few marks of the qualifying score orif with some mitigating circumstances a win may be possible with more than 10 below? Emsy were you successful by proving academic ability alone?


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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Generally appeals are more likely to be won if they are closer to the pass mark and there is good evidence of academic ability and where appropriate evidence of extenuating circumstances.


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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
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Yes we had good evidence of academic ability and strong support from the primary school but no mitigating circumstances, just a shy child who was overwhelmed on the day. I have sent you a PM.


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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:47 pm 
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JMG wrote:
Just wondered if realistically to win an appeal for non qualification your score would need to be within a few marks of the qualifying score orif with some mitigating circumstances a win may be possible with more than 10 below?

I can't speak for Sale, but generally speaking I believe this to be so.

I always find the statistics published by Bucks fascinating.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... aneous#e29
(scroll down to 'f')
The qualifying score here is 121.
116/117 - 120 would probably be considered borderline.
It is likely that those successful appeals with scores below 110 (6.3%) must have had very strong extenuating circumstances as well as compelling academic evidence.

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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:51 am 
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Thanks for all your replies. At the time of the examination we didn't submit the special circumstances form, but with hindsight we definitely should have done. Do you think would be viewed unfavourabley if we now present mitigating circumstances at the appeal?


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 Post subject: Re: sale appeal
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Not necessarily. You'd probably be in a stronger position if you had done so, but it's up to the individual appeal panel to decide what to make of it.

The question "Why didn't you report it at the time?" will almost certainly be asked at an appeal.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b31

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