Just thought I would check in to appeals, again!!!!!
You're a glutton for punishment, aren't you?
And 2x119 both times!
DS was assessed in school for Dyslexia in Year 4, it came out that he had dyslexic tendencies specifically in the segmentation of words. He has been working on this by doing a dyslexic scheme at school and at home and he has really improved recently, but he did find the vocab questions difficult. Is this something we should use in appeal or avoid using as it maybe shows he is not suitable for grammar.
It's perfectly acceptable to use this - indeed you must. You'll have to provide some evidence of the dyslexia - but even mild dyslexia could be enough to explain the shortfall of two marks.
We feel he is suited to grammar school and his sister is flourishing at her school (her appeal was sucessful) is this something we should mention.
As part of your case? - Absolutely not! You could, however, with a smile let slip "I've been here before for my other child who also scored 2x119," and hope that someone will ask out of curiosity what happened!