burnham dad wrote:
My son scored x2 118 bucks. Only one girl passed in the year, approx 7 children predicted to pass.
Seen the head this morning. He will give us full support. Our son was ranked 3 in order of suitability. Recommendation 1 and attitude 1. Predicted level 5's, In top 25% year group.
Do we have a strong case?
Hi Burnham Dad
That sounds like quite a good starting point. I think it will hinge on three things:
- can you actually prove above-average academic ability from current schoolwork, reports, past VR scores, etc?
- can you demonstrate any reasons why he didn't quite make 121 or more on?
- has the Head got a good track record of getting the rankings right?
The latter is one that only the Head can really answer. If 7 children were predicted to pass and only 1 did, then it doesn't look quite so great - his predictions might not be so good, so the 1:1 ranking might be seen to be a bit dodgy by the panel. Try to politely find out what happened last year.