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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:12 am 
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I've been combing through my DS2 school reports prior to a potential Review/Appeal, to which I am still undecided.

I've noticed from reading various threads that panels will be expecting levels 3 at the end of KS1. My DS2 only achieved level: 2A Maths & Reading and 2B in writing. He was an April baby and only started full time school in term 5 (the then school policy) then the youngest in the year where kept back in reception only to join the rest of the year in year 2. Could this be used to explain why he didn't achieve level 3's?

He QCA's in year 5 are now: 5B maths, 5 writing, 4B science & 4B reading with predicted level 5's across the board.

I would be interested to hear an argument on both sides to help me formulate a decision.
Or is it just not relevant?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Good question!

My previous advice on KS1 results is here:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b23

However, I notice that Bucks Review Panels are now requesting KS1 results on the headteacher's summary sheet.

What they're doing is checking whether the KS2 predictions look realistic in the light of everything that has been achieved previously.

For appeal purposes I think I would have been satisfied with year 5 levels to check that the child really is on target for level 5s.

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I've noticed from reading various threads that panels will be expecting levels 3 at the end of KS1. My DS2 only achieved level: 2A Maths & Reading and 2B in writing. He was an April baby and only started full time school in term 5 (the then school policy) then the youngest in the year where kept back in reception only to join the rest of the year in year 2. Could this be used to explain why he didn't achieve level 3's?
Personally I would have thought so, especially if there was good progress from year 3 to year 5.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:25 am 
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I've met with our Headteacher yesterday, who sits on the review panels for children from other school. My daughter missed the pass score by one mark, and was level 2A for KS1. The Headteacher said that the panel will be looking for at least 2 levels progress between KS1 and KS2. She achieved the 2 levels progress (4A) at the end of year 5, and is predicted to be on level 5B by the end of year 6, which means almost 3 levels progress. He said that they will be looking at the *progress*, which was very good, and that the actual results at KS1 don't matter too much.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:35 am 
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Thanks Etienne

I will ensure I have this conversation with his Headteacher before she fills out her report! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:19 am 
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Having gone through Selection Review and appeal last year, it would appear that in our appeal, it came across that as our DD was Level 3s at KS1 and 5s at KS2, that she was penalised.

It was all about the progress so they even told us in the appeal that all she had done was make the expected progress and it left us feeling like it would be better to be Level 2s a KS1! (We also got the clerks notes after the appeal which confirmed this).

Hope this helps for those with Level 2s at KS1 and does not demoralize others like us!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:42 am 
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it came across that as our DD was Level 3s at KS1 and 5s at KS2, that she was penalised.

I can't explain what the panel said - it sounds very odd to me.
I've never heard of pupils who perform consistently well being penalised for level 3s at KS1!
If they proceed to level 5s at KS2, it demonstrates consistent (and credible) achievement.

Many (not all) successful appeals will have level 3s at KS1.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice re review
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Can I just confirm that if I decide not to go for the review process, which needs to be submitted By 9am Friday 25th Oct and hold out for an appeal, that I do not currently have to contact BCC and inform them of my decision?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:48 am 
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No - don't worry about that. No one has to declare what they're not doing (not applying for a review, or not applying for an appeal).

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 Post subject: Re: Advice re review
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:28 am 
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Tkc3 wrote:
Can I just confirm that if I decide not to go for the review process, which needs to be submitted By 9am Friday 25th Oct and hold out for an appeal, that I do not currently have to contact BCC and inform them of my decision?


Hi Tkc3. I just spoke to Bucks. The form need to be handed in at the latest at 5pm on Friday if you are dropping it off. You just need to get a receipt from reception with a date as confirmation.


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