we have passes for 2 other grammars, can we submit these? In the appeals advice section, you say that good 11+ test scores can be submitted, but is that something that relates to tests in Bucks primary schools? I am a little concerned that a panel might think that we have a possibility of allocation at other grammars and that this might reduce our chance of success (our other options actually look remote at present, due to a house move after an application deadline and a fairly low pass mark).
By "good 11+ test scores" I meant "as close as possible to what was needed", and was referring to the result or results you are appealing against. I realise there's one overall score for the consortium, but in Bucks, for example, there are two separate scores. In Kent, there's an overall qualifying mark, but also a minimum score requirement for each test.
You can submit as evidence successful results in other authorities' 11+ tests, but - generally speaking - an 11+ test in one authority might not be acceptable in another authority, because there is the issue of whether the standard of the two tests is comparable.
If we were talking here about two VR tests in the same area, with the same format, the same standardisation, the same sort of cohort, I can see they might possibly be viewed as more or less comparable.
Throw in a curriculum subject such as English or Maths, and it could become more complicated!
It would be up to the appeal panel to decide whether the alternative 11+ result was comparable, and, if so, how much weight to give it.
As you realise, there could be a risk in raising the possibility of other schools, when the message you're trying to put across is "This is the school my DC really wants and needs ......"!
You need to consider whether you can convince the panel that you aren't interested in the other options after all ....... and how this will sound.
- I have read here the procedure for obtaining a re-mark for a Bucks paper, but is there any way of getting to see a Consortium paper? HGS said they do re-mark, but if a child has put one or more answers in the wrong box/es this won't come up on a paper that was marked by a computer.
I'm afraid exam scripts are exempt from the Data Protection Act, so you have no legal right of access to them. If you want more than a remark, you could try writing to HGS to ask whether they would be willing to make available further information that you need for your appeal - but what they decide to do is at their discretion.