Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:12 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:15 pm
Posts: 48
DC was 4 marks below cut off for a super selective GS. Has scored full marks in the Kent exam, was in the top 180 in the Bexley, has done extremely well in the Medway and has offers of scholarship from 2 indies. HAs been consistently in the top 95-97% in the class. The Primary Head is very surprised at this result and is strongly urging us to appeal. I have the follwing questions.

1. I know outcome of appeals is not guaranteed but is it worth a shot own this route (I am prepared to put in all the work needed and Head is extremly supportive)

2. DC has been offere 2nd choice school (also a super selective). Will my case be prejuiced in any way by which school I accept (indie or GS) while I wait for the appeal?

3. Do we have a right to see her papers or have them re marked?

Thank you


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:28 am
Posts: 1123
Location: Bexley
For what it's worth, here's my thoughts:

1.Yes appeal although you are in a win-win situation, nice place to be. :D

2.Accepting a place elsewhere will not predjudice your chances at an appeal although you may lose out financially with the indie.

3.Yes, you can see the papers and have them re-marked if needbe but the scores can move both ways.

Finally, you mention other exam outcomes and class performances. Other children also manage this. It might be that on this occasion she fell slightly short of what you were expecting and that is why she missed her first choice. Could it be that there was more pressure that day because it was her first choice?

Go for that appeal, you have nothing to lose. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 8203
Location: Buckinghamshire
Thank you for posting that Tracy. Etienne and I make no claims to specialise in the Kent system, so your local knowledge is very valuable to us.

Wanting the best - I agree with Tracy. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Sally-Anne


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:28 am
Posts: 1123
Location: Bexley
No probs SA, I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:09 pm
Posts: 379
Location: groombridge, e.sussex
For what it's worth we appealed for DD last year although had a great Indie back up. Just decided to have a go as we'd always wonder what if...It made life a lot easier knowing we had an alternative, so we were quite relaxed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 8203
Location: Buckinghamshire
Tracy wrote:
No probs SA, I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes. :D

Not at all Tracy - the other Mods and many of our long-standing members are invaluable to us at this time of year with their local knowledge.

It is very tedious when we have to post not only the general advice needed for an appeal but also search the relevant area of the Forum to try to find out whether a case is worth pursuing in the first place, or if there are unusual admissions criteria that we are not aware of.

Sally-Anne


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:52 pm
Posts: 9
I am in a similar situation - if I appeal I have strong academic evidence but no other mitigating circumstances will this make my case weak?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016