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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:13 pm 
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I am appealing for my son he acheived 106 in his 11 plus exam. NVR was 113 and VR was 106. Exact marks were 67/80 in VR and 58/70 in NVR. I wanted to know what the appeal pannel actually does, are they there to only asses his academic ability and whether he is suited to a grammar school? What evidence of my childs acadmic ability will the panel actually have, or do we bring all the evidence ourselves. Will it be that they acess the ability through the academic evidence we provide and the headteachers recomendation, or do they contact the school? I am a bit confused, i would be very grateful for a response.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Dear Major123

In order to answer some of your questions, we will need to know which local authority area you're in.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Living in Berskshire, slough consortium


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:01 pm 
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I wanted to know what the appeal pannel actually does, are they there to only asses his academic ability and whether he is suited to a grammar school?
Consortium appeals are not noted for their transparency, but if the appeal takes place before 1st March, I would have thought they will focus on academic ability/suitability for grammar school, and decide whether to offer a place at the school you're appealing for. It would also be worth mentioning why you want a place there.

After 1st March, if the school is or might be oversubscribed, you must give reasons for wanting a place.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2

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What evidence of my childs acadmic ability will the panel actually have, or do we bring all the evidence ourselves.
You should provide the evidence in advance of the hearing. Typical evidence is listed here:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11

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Will it be that they acess the ability through the academic evidence we provide and the headteachers recomendation, or do they contact the school?
It's for you to provide sufficient evidence - they will not contact the school.

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I am a bit confused, i would be very grateful for a response.
It would be worth reading the Q&As which you can find here:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Thanks Etienne! Another thing is when we write our ground for appeal do we attach all the evidence, or do we bring it on the day they call us? Do they keep our evidence after? And are their any example peices of letters


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:21 pm 
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If you read the Q&As, most of your questions will be answered there! :)

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Another thing is when we write our ground for appeal do we attach all the evidence, or do we bring it on the day they call us?
Send it in with your grounds for appeal, or later if you prefer - but not too late!
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a7

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Do they keep our evidence after?
Yes - unless there are original copies that you want returned, and you tell them.

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And are their any example peices of letters
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b21
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c18
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b40

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:03 am 
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Does anyone think that my child has a chance of getting a place. Total was 106. We have a good headteachers reference expressing her dissapointment at his failing, and is predicted level 5's. He does suffer from asthma and one week before he went to the doctor with an inflammed and very sore throat. Is a doctor note a good idea or does it seem like an excuse? There were issues at home with marriage seperation and subsequent financial issues. what do you think?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:28 am 
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what do you think?

Hello major 123., I think you should read the Q & As thoroughly and you will find your answers there. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Ok i have read it and have completed my letter. I wanted to know is how do they check the authenticity of our evidence that we provide? Do they contact the school for the same evidence or for more evidence?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Major123 wrote:
Ok i have read it and have completed my letter. I wanted to know is how do they check the authenticity of our evidence that we provide? Do they contact the school for the same evidence or for more evidence?
As I've already said: It's for you to provide sufficient evidence - they will not contact the school.

If you're sending in copies of school reports, letter of support from primary school, etc., you could take the originals with you to the hearing.

They probably won't want to check the originals, however. (They can usually tell from the format - and consistency - of the evidence whether or not it's genuine!)

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