Thanks Etienne. I didn't realise that it had been a hearing in two parts, I just assumed you got it over with in one sitting. Are you invited by the panel to present your non-qual appeal and then your over-subscription appeal?
Here in Gloucestershire there is only one hearing per parent. So the Admission Authority present their case (be it for oversubscription, non-qual, or both) to the panel & the parents of that child, then parents & panel ask questions; the parents make their case, AA & Panel ask questions, both sides sum up.
The plus is that the parents get to hear the AA side in confidence. The down side is the panel gets to hear the same statement (with a different name & score) read out 10, 20, 30 or more times - we try hard not to look bored at that stage, but there really is nothing new said (and we, like the parents, have a copy of the AA statement in front of us in the appeals docs).
Of course, once the parents start to ask questions, then we pay full attention.
In some other LEA areas, I think there is a massed hearing for the AA to make the case for oversubscription, then all the parents cases are heard individually, I assume at a later date.