Ok, here goes, apologies for the brain dump!
DD scored 119 and 115 in the recent Bucks 11+ test. DD is desperately upset, she has set her heart on a school.
Sats in year 5 report were
Literacy - Reading 5, Writing 5
As it is an independent school no Sats are done or forecast for Year 6. Yr 5 school reports are graded for achievement and effort, all subjects show good achievement, excellent for English and good effort for all subjects.
DD got the Maths Challenge gold medal in Year 5, Silver medal in Year 6, is in gifted and talented for ICT.
We went to see the head who has only given a recommendation of 3:2, this is despite the Year 5 teacher, and old head (they changed this year) saying she should get through. The new head has said she will support our appeal and do what she can. I may be being unfair, but until we see the report I am not entirely sure how strong that support will be .
This 3:2 may be a reflection of Year 5 tests sat in Sept 09, I am not sure how to interpret them (if I am right they don't look that good for VR &NVR) but was told
Maths 102, English 127, NV 109, V 105, Reading 105, Spelling 131, Reading age 12yo, spelling 10yo.
Year 6 only tested Reading 117, Spelling 128, and no VR or NVR tests were performed at the start of year 6.
The Y5 tests were performed at the start of the year and until Y4 DD had a problem with another girl, who left at the end of Y4. DD flourished in Y5 and I feel the results of the tests at the start of Y5 were not a true indication of her ability.
Can anyone give me an indication as to how to interpret the above results, how they can best be presented and whether it is worthwhile appealingwith a 3:2 recomendation? No real extenuating circumstances other than nerves and pressure, but I guess that applies to all.
I will stop rambling and thanks you all in advance for any input/help.