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 Post subject: Slough test scored 108
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:52 am 
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My son scored 108 in the Slough consortium test. This is lower than we expected.

I am now wondering if it even worth appealing as I know that he will not be offered a place at any of the grammar schools and that the schools are so over subscribed that there will be a lot of other children that have scored 109, 110, 111 etc. that also will not be offered places at the schools.

Just after a bit of advice as to what to do.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:53 am 
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Welcome!

It rather depends what sort of case you can put forward to convince an appeal panel that your child should be given a place. :)

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:10 am 
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I'm going to have a meeting with his headteacher later this week to discuss his results and also what I should do next.

I have just checked his SAT results and at the end of year 5 he was at 4a for Maths and English. By the time the appeal is heard he should be in the 5's

If I was to appeal under non-qualification, what would be my chances given that the score is 3 marks away from the pass mark?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:32 am 
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I'm afraid only your particular appeal panel can answer that, having seen the whole of your case and evidence.

4a at the end of year 5 is a reasonable starting point.

As a rule of thumb, the further away from the required score (whether this be the qualifying mark or the cut-off score), the more you have to prove.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Slough appeals are for both non qualification and oversubscription so you first have to prove that the score was not what would be expected given the very strong ability...... and then why your child should be admitted to that particular school.
If one score was particularly low (NVR/VR) then concentrate on proving it was not indicative of the childs ability and the other score should speak for itself.
Look at the specialism of the school.. would it particularly suit your child.
Slough consortium appeals are hard to win but some do....... as Etienne says 'the further away the score from the cut off the more there is to prove'.


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 Post subject: Appeals form question
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:19 pm 
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One of the questions on my appeals form is "can you please indicate the reasons for your appeal"

My son failed the test by 2 marks but he is a good student otherwise. He already has 5c in maths and English, should be 5b by the end of the school year. He has always had good reports and the school are supporting our appeal.

What kind of things should I be writing in answer?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Lots of advice in the Q&As - we've pointed you in that direction before.

For example, this letter could be adapted:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... aneous#e11

Don't forget to include reasons for wanting a place:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c18

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 Post subject: Examples of work
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:14 pm 
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My son's work is all in workbooks. Do I just tear the parts out that I want to send or send the whole books in?


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 Post subject: Re: Examples of work
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Take the books with you when the time comes.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Please keep to one thread on appeals.

We can do a better job of helping if everything to do with your case is in one place.

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