I had read these...hence asked the head teacher to help us...she was very supportive and said that she would sit with DS class teacher and write about his current levels
The point about B11 in the Q&As is that you need as much academic evidence as possible
NC levels are one bit of evidence.
Would one letter & sample work in year 6 suffice?? for an appeal
From what I remember of consortium appeals in Slough, panels were in a hurry (15 minute slots per case), and it used to be stated in writing that no weight would be given to school work.
Whatever the current situation at Langley, our general advice in the Q&As is pretty clear:
Photocopies of school work might be discouraged, although it depends on local practice (the panel might not even be interested in school work!). The problem with photocopies is: (1) it might look as if you are carefully selecting specific pages while concealing othershttp://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
[scroll down to Note 1.]
I would advise anyway against a few carefully selected pieces of work. It begs the question “How much help was given?” or “What’s his or her work usually like?”
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... aneous#e12
extra-curricular activities ...etc I mean abt him on the whole...
If she means academic extra-curricular activities (for example: gifted & talented register, science club, primary maths challenge, essay competition, chess club), that would be fine.
However, writing "about him on the whole
" sounds as if she might be focusing on non-academic matters (e.g. character, and what a helpful member of the class he is). If so, that would be a waste of time!http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b48
He wasn't really well that morning of exam too....but he didn't want to give it a miss...We really appreciate him for performing this well!!That's why I had asked if it would be of any help
The Q&As couldn't be clearer ........
Unless your son became unexpectedly unwell during the test, and told the teacher supervising, then this will not impress. If you decided to send your child in to school, the assumption has to be that he was in a fit state.
Too often panels hear the argument “With the benefit of hindsight we shouldn’t have allowed him to take the test, but he pleaded with us not to postpone it. He desperately wanted to be with his friends. We had to let him do what he wanted.”
A child who is not fit to attend school must NOT be allowed to sit the test. If parents want to abrogate their responsibilities, and then appeal on this basis, they should not be surprised if a panel perceives this to be an abuse of the system.
The appeal form says this
If part of the reason for your appeal is your or your child’s medical/health condition it may be helpful to your case if you were able to provide written evidence of this.
This could apply in situations where, for example, the child was well enough to attend for the test, but had been ill for an extended period of time beforehand, and had missed a lot of schooling.
Another example might be if a child - unexpectedly - started feeling unwell during the test (but finished it), was taken to the GP later that day, and something was diagnosed.
A third example would be if a child was handicapped in some way, and would still be disadvantaged even if the test were to be postponed to a later date.