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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:57 pm 
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APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE FOR POSTING THIS IN THIS FORUM AS WELL AS THE MEDWAY ONE. MOT SURE WHICH IS CORRECT LOCATION.

Would appreciate any advice anyone can offer. I have twins that have just took the 11 plus. Pass mark was set at 521, One passed with a figure of 609 the other just missed scoring 495 ( just 26 short). She is distraught!

Dilemma we have is if it is worthwhile appealing. We have already ruled out a review as this could compromise any future appeal.

She, the one that failed, had made such great progress in the months leading up to the exam. Some time back she was predicted to be something like 60 short. We feel she will thrive in a selective environment along with her more academic brother.

Is pressure from a more able brother a valid extenuating circumstance, is having the children in one school a valid factor. We feel that the shortfall was a result of very poor 4th year at the primary school due to some communication and teaching issues they had with their teacher. One of them recovered the other did not. We are really concerned because the choice of non selective schools in Medway is quite poor and we are even considering putting both of them in for a place at the non selective school in Maidstone St Simon Stock which has from what we've seen and heard a great reputation.

Opinions and advice much appreciated[/b]


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Is pressure from a more able brother a valid extenuating circumstance?
It depends on the individual appeal panel, but, generally speaking, I would say 'yes' - especially if there's good supporting evidence (e.g. from the current school).
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is having the children in one school a valid factor?
Not for qualification purposes, but for the oversubscription part of an appeal, yes.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... rs.php#b24

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