We've lurked on this board for 2 years, first time poster ! it helped DS1 qualify and he's very happy at the local GS. We didn't receive the news we hoped/expected for DS2. His score was 116
A real shocker to us and his school.
Broken down as:
Verbal - 49.33 - Aware of how low this is and have no reasons why other than the usual nerves and pressure
Maths - 40.29
Non Verbal -27.01
Just seen the Head, have her full support, her and the year 6 staff were stunned he didn't qualify. He has a 1 academic and 2 for effort. The last KS's given were at Year 2, he was all 3's. Head assures us that he is level 5 and beyond on Numeracy, Reading and Handwriting. We will be given the exact levels next week.
We know his numeracy is level 5b now and he'll be put in for level 6's in the summer. He's always attended Brain Academy (6 pupils per year) and is School World Maths Challenge Champion (at year 5). Also first child in the year to receive a pen licence for handwriting, small point but as handwriting is a level County ask for probably worth mentioning. He was/is also school chess champion at year 5.
Other than that - the powers that be will decide his fate. We have already decided if unsuccessful at review to appeal directly to the GS (providing he works to his predicted grades) and 12+ is an option.
Any other advice welcome and best of luck to all of you going through the same review process. February 8th 2014 seems a long way off !