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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:03 pm 
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We are appealing DD's 117 result on the grounds that she is predicted level 5 for maths and level 6 for English.

I've just spoken to someone at the admissions team who recommended that I enclose DD's report for Year 5 with my forms - I've looked through it but the teacher assessed pages only say she is a 4B for english and science. Maths has no level. The optional SATs results at the end are 5 for English and 4C for maths .... is this good enough to include or am I undermining our case???

School supportive of appeal by the way... I was just concerned by the page in the '11+ Results' booklet which seemed to suggest we should include school reports..

Any advice appreciated!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:55 pm 
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bucksanxiousmum wrote:
We are appealing DD's 117 result on the grounds that she is predicted level 5 for maths and level 6 for English.

I've just spoken to someone at the admissions team who recommended that I enclose DD's report for Year 5 with my forms - I've looked through it but the teacher assessed pages only say she is a 4B for english and science. Maths has no level. The optional SATs results at the end are 5 for English and 4C for maths .... is this good enough to include or am I undermining our case???

The 4C for maths in Y5 might give the panel cause to doubt the prediction of Level 5 in Y6. With the usual rte of prgrogess being 2 sub-levels per year, that would only take her to 4A in Y6. Likewise, the 4B for English could indicate that the Level 6 predication is slightly over-optimistic.

Has the Head predicted a sub-level for maths, or just "Level 5"? If the Head's summary sheet is strongly worded and her predictions are made with confidence I would probably be inclined to leave the report out, but the trouble is that we have no way of knowing whether a review panel will look upon that unfavourably. I am afraid it may be "damned if you do, damned if you don't".


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Thank you Sally-Anne; I've just received the headteacher's form which more or less states everything I need so will not bother with the report. My only concern now is what to put on my submission (as the school seem to have covered everything on theirs!).


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:58 pm 
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bucksanxiousmum wrote:
Hi

We are appealing DD's 117 result on the grounds that she is predicted level 5 for maths and level 6 for English.

I've just spoken to someone at the admissions team who recommended that I enclose DD's report for Year 5 with my forms - I've looked through it but the teacher assessed pages only say she is a 4B for english and science. Maths has no level. The optional SATs results at the end are 5 for English and 4C for maths .... is this good enough to include or am I undermining our case???

School supportive of appeal by the way... I was just concerned by the page in the '11+ Results' booklet which seemed to suggest we should include school reports..

Any advice appreciated!



Apologies for hijacking this, but our school head has said that level 5 is the highest that can be given by a primary school, yet I see lots of references towards level 6. Should I challenge my head, or will the review panel view a 6 as really a high 5. Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Children can be entered for level 6 papers if the school chooses. In reality, level 6 English in primary school is vanishingly rare. In Maths it's a bit more attainable as schools can teach the skills needed to pass a special level 6 paper designed for KS2 students; which isn't actually the same as a 'real' level 6 when they get to secondary school. A jump from 4 to 6 in a school year would be going some.


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