Hi everyone, I am new to the forum but have been anxiously reading through all the threads on appeals so thanks in advance for all the info. My son sat the 11+ for grammar school in September last year but unfortunately missed about by around 27 points. I know this is a fair few but as he was getting anywhere between 80-95% on every practice tests I can only assume it was a nerves. As such I have decided to appeal. i was just wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me with my case? Here's what I have put so far. -Mitigating circumstances
- on the exam invitation letter, it stipulated that the exam was going to be two 45 minute tests including maths, VR and Non-VR questions but when he actually sat it, it consisted of approx 10 quick fire test including a comprehension. I have asked school for evidence of this but they have said it is confidential.
He is expected to achieve high level 5s and also will be sitting the level 6 SAT for maths.
Letters of support from class teacher and headteacher- Over subscription
The school offered is 3.1 miles from our house and the Grammar is 2.9 miles away according to Google maps. Educational reasons:
He wants to be an architect and is particularly talented at maths. The grammar specialises in maths, visual art and science which are essential skills for anyone who wants to pursue a career in architecture.
I have evidence to back up all these points and will also be including some copies of his best work. Is this okay? Is there anything else I need to include? I have no idea what I am doing and am quite worried so forgive me if any of this is unclear or incorrect.