(School had 6 pupils out of 70 predicted at this level, 4 passed).
Just about all right, I would say. If you have figures for the 1:2's and 1:3's, please post them here or in the Appeals Box.
I asked about the CAT test in Feb 09 but was told it was just a VR test (GL assessments) so the 119 score relates to VR only. I'm not sure we should include this in the appeal as it's borderline but stronger obviously than his 11+ result.
It sounds as if this wasn't a CAT test but an NFER (GL Assessment) VR test. It cannot be directly compared with the 11+ because the standardisation is different (the one used for the 11+ is tougher). It's not quite high enough - ideally I'd like to see something around 125 - but you could consider using it on the basis that it 'looks' better than the 11+ results.
Occasionally bright children with a similar background to your son's are stronger on the Maths/Science side - but at the moment it's rather difficult to make that argument with straight level 5s and no CATs NVR or Quantitative Reasoning.
Would you say that your son is particularly strong at Maths - more so than at English?