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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Can someone shed some light on the appeal hearing and the required info.

I went to an appeal hearing for my DD recently for a selective school recently. Though the school had provided information on my DD's rank and marks/score for the 1st and 2nd round exams, they failed to provided cut-off score/marks for the first and second round exams.

when I raised this at the appeal hearing, the school representative said it will be clarified/provided and the chair took note of it.

I believe my DD is only a mark or two below the final cut-off marks and wondered why school failed to provide this crucial piece of information for the decision making.

Please help how I can find out if the panel had the info before they made the decision and does the decision depend on haw far are you off the final cut-off score ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:31 pm 
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does the decision depend on haw far are you off the final cut-off score ?
Generally speaking I would have thought that the further away you are from a qualifying score, the stronger your case would need to be - and the closer you are, the better.

I suggest you contact the clerk/administrator to raise your concerns - to see what response you get.

Alternatively you could write to the clerk/administrator requesting a copy of the clerk's notes, but be prepared for the fact that they may try to resist providing them. See:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... ers.php#d4

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Thanks Etienne.

I have a gut feeling that the school purposely withheld the information.

I will try to contact the clerk to find out. Then again if the panel has made the decision without this information, will it too late contest now ?

Feeling bit short-changed here in the process...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:02 pm 
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If something has been done incorrectly, you could complain to the ombudsman.

Let's see what sort of response you get from the clerk.

Keep in touch.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:28 am 
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I acted all honestly and fairness.

But the school of such calibre and name, failed to maintain professionalism and fairness.

If I have go to ombudsman, then I will do it without hesitation.

I will wait for the clerk's response.


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