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 Post subject: 11+ Appeal
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:00 pm 
My son is in the bucs system- he missed by 1 point- He is the youngest in his class and was born at the end of August. I think he was unlucky- his general scores are good. I think he will manage the grammar school, and I think he will get support from his headmaster. At the end of the day- he only missed by 1 - should I still roll out the evidence of just appeal to their judgement


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The odds are in your favour, but take nothing for granted.

Last year approx. 30% of appeals with a score of 120 were unsuccessful.

What was the other score? 120+119 would make for a much better case than 120+114.


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 Post subject: missed by 1
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:18 pm 
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My daughter also scored 120, and initially I was very upset. However the accompanying gumph says that last year 2006 there were 900 appeals of which 37% were successful. Of these (330 ish) 85% were of grades 116-120. I was feeling a lot happier but, being out of area, am now not so sure. I know the school will be very supportive but am I getting my hopes up? Three of her friends also scored 120, does that mean we are all in direct competition now also?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:26 pm 
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In Bucks your selection appeal is decided entirely on its own merits - there is no "competition" at this stage.

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 Post subject: 11+
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:04 am 
His other score was 117- so will put the effort in. Not sure how to position the appeal as it was so close- what should we focus on


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:09 am 
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Read the Q&As, B10, 11, 12.

Focus on academic evidence.

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 Post subject: Appeal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:07 pm 
Many thanks for your help


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