Hi Nervous Mother, My son acheived 2 level 5's (just) in the practice SATS at the end of year 5 and a VRT score of 128 (also at the end of year 5 although im not sure what the exact test was as we were not even aware he had sat it
). He was predicted 3 Level 5's for year 6 and came with a Head Reccomendation of 1:2. There was no order of suitability as his Primary school is in Berkshire and this is not a requirement. We are half a mile from the Bucks border. He scored 116 and 109 in his 11+. With regards to academic evidence i took with me his current Maths, English and science books and his form tutor also chose his RE book. They had stuck post it notes on the pieces of work they felt showed his true academic ability so the panel could find them easily. I came out after the appeal feeling that whatever the outcome i felt i had been given a fair hearing and i can assure you i was a nervous wreck before - i went on my own (so no one would know if i made a mess of it
) but it honestly wasnt as bad as i thought. I know its easy for me to say in hind sight but they are only doing a job and are human. Hope this answers your questions but ive mised anything out let me know and ill try to help.