Hi Bikeman - sorry to hear that you are 1 irritating point short!!!
Have you read the Q&A on appeals ?? http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals
can be very helpful and answers quite a lot of questions
120 is nearly there, but for successful appeal you have to include:
- evidence of ability (most important) - CAT scores / teachers reports etc.
- don't mentioning the tutoring - doesn't cut much ice, though you may get asked at appeal whether she was tutored.
- extenuating circumstances - these are relevant IF they affected her work, if so then it is a small part of the appeal letter / form, just explaining how she was affected.
- swimming - on the whole success at sport doesn't help BUT if she has done well at school despite lots of training time etc then it might be worth mentioning ... but at this point I will defer to S-A and Etienne.!!