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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:17 pm 
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On reading another post it says that 70/80 is 87% and a score of 120 was achieved by a Setember born child. My DD consistently scored 70/71 out of 80 on the familiarisation papers, is a May born and missed by 3 marks. I now feel that I would like to get her raw scores for my piece of mind as she said the second paper was much easier than the first and she only guessed 3 but got same mark for each paper, is it too late as cut off date would have been today, and would it look bad at my appeal.

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Hi 6468j

As the cut-off date is today, you may find that you are too late. Call the Appeals team on Monday to ask them if they are willing to make an exception.

It would not look bad at your appeal that you have asked for this information.

Discussion of raw scores is generally something of a red herring at an appeal though. You should also be aware that the rest tests tend to be harder than the familiarisation papers.

Sally-Anne


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Best to ring Admissions, I suggest. (Appeals won't routinely have the raw marks).

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:21 am 
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I never realised age made such a difference to marks. From what people have said,in this year's test, a September birthday would have needed to score 71/80 to obtain a make of 121 whereas a May birthday would need approximately 66/67 out of 80 to score 121. I always understood extra points were given to younger but surprised at what a difference age makes.

I have children at either end of the academic year and now think the test would favour my younger child who although more immature has been at school for the same amount of time etc.


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I must admit that I have long suspected that the huge "spike" of 141 scores on the Bucks scores graph is mainly made up of bright, summer-born children. I know of August-born twins who scored 141 on all four of their papers a few years back.


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DD is November born, does that mean she would have needed to score 73 or 74/80 to pass?


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No you would not have need to score as highly as that Shelly8. If a September born child got 120 with 70/80 marks, I guess a November birthday would have got 121 with 70 marks.


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Does anyone know what a May born child would have needed to score to pass.

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hi 6468j from my analysis (see other raw score thread) my tables predict around 67 for first test and 68 for second test for may born as a pass although there are some limitations to this as i discussed

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