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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:48 pm 
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OK I need some urgent advice.

11+ appeal is being held tomorrow. Part of our appeal is based on the English Paper being stopped 1 to 2 minutes early (clear from timings sheet provided by school), as a result DC missed one section in the paper (failed by 1 mark). Just received an update from the school (6pm day before appeal). They have updated their case to say that the reason test was stopped early was because child had finished their paper early. This is totally untrue; what should we do? Has anyone ever heard of an 11+ test being deliberately stopped early? Is the school allowed to stop the test early? There were no notes made on the timing sheet or event log. DC had special access arrangement and was permitted to take a break in the paper due to eye condition, hence no other children affected.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:10 pm 
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Welcome!

An A level or GCSE exam is never stopped early even if all candidates have their pens down- was your child asked if s/he had finished? If not, how can they know s/he had finished if not?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:24 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
Welcome!

An A level or GCSE exam is never stopped early even if all candidates have their pens down- was your child asked if s/he had finished? If not, how can they know s/he had finished if not?


Is this a legal requirement or best practice?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:42 pm 
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Maybe look at the JCQ website? I've always thought because we record start and finish times [and use multiple clocks] that it was a requirement

If they didn't speak to your child before stopping it then it is highly irregular.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:32 pm 
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You will be able to drill down on the details in the appeal? Was she sitting there with her arms folded and the paper closed?

She was entitled to every second of that exam. They had no right to remove any of the agreed time.

Did they have to tell her to stop writing? DG


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