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 Post subject: Score of 118, Appeal?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:21 pm 
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Hi, my daughter received her 11+ results today and her standardised score was 118! Just 3 points short. She performs consistently well at school, and has always been towards the top end of her class performance.

We want to appeal as we think she will flourish in a gramar school environment. Has anyone any thoughts/experience of appealing with this score level?

As you can imagine we are all a bit stunned as she was expected to pass. So would gratefully receive any info.

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Hi batty

I am sorry to hear the news.

The "Appeal zone" is usually considered to be 116 - 120, so you are within that range.

Please read the 11+ Appeals Q&A (link at the top of the page), which will answer many questions for you, then come back to us with more information and questions.

Sally-Anne


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Thank you for your quick reply. Will read and digest the thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:24 pm 
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Hi Batty

We are in exactly the same position our daughter got 118 & then 114, she was absolutely devastated.

However we are meeting with our HT on Monday as she is backing our appeal.

It would be nice to keep in contact with soemone going through the same thing.


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Hi,
1st day back at school after results and am getting a few negative views regarding appealing for my daughter who scored 118. Am used to negativity as it seems to go with the teritory where school selection is concerned I have found!
Todays thread has been that my daughter could struggle at a GS as she got just below the 121 required. (I know my daughter, and know she will flouirsh in a GS, she may not be the top pupil, but she will manage.)
Is this a common thought or am I just surrounded by negative people????
Batty :? :?
PS. Does anyone have any thoughts on how borderline appeal children fair generally at GS?


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Hi Nora,
Thanks for your support yeaterday.
Just wondered how your meeting with the HT went. We are due to see ours tomorrow.
Regards,
Batty.


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Does anyone have any thoughts on how borderline appeal children fair generally at GS?

The Q&As B26 might be of some interest.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:22 pm 
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batty wrote:
Hi,
1st day back at school after results and am getting a few negative views regarding appealing for my daughter who scored 118. Am used to negativity as it seems to go with the teritory where school selection is concerned I have found!
Todays thread has been that my daughter could struggle at a GS as she got just below the 121 required. (I know my daughter, and know she will flouirsh in a GS, she may not be the top pupil, but she will manage.)
Is this a common thought or am I just surrounded by negative people????
Batty :? :?
PS. Does anyone have any thoughts on how borderline appeal children fair generally at GS?


Hi Batty

I have had no experience of negativity regarding appealling, the meeting with the HT went very well. I believe that you should continue with your appeal as you and the teachers are the only people that know whether your daughter is capable of flourishing within a grammar school environment. If you dont push now you will always wonder what if.

Good Luck


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Hi Batty, have experienced the negativity.... My advice to you is to go with your instincts. You know your child. If they havwe always had good reports from school, the evidence is there regarding the levels and any explanation re: dyslexia and the teachers strongly support, then go for it.
My son missed by 2 marks and got a place on appeal. He consistently performs in the top 3 or 4 pupils in his class for most subjects and in the top 3 or 4 in the year group for others. He has never struggled.
My daughter could not be considered borderline in any way shape or form, she missed by 19 points despite Ed Psych report and excellent school records with backing (My advice here, get more recent reports - our was 18 months old also) but is now performing at the top of her year group in a selective independent. so it can happen, - ignore negative people and concentrate on giving the panel a credible reason to account for the shortfall in marks.
Keep going and don't give up, we're with you all the way
Bougalou


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I would also go with your gut instinct about your child. A friend a few years ago was shocked when her very bright (scholarship in prep school) boy got 113 in his Bucks 11+. The school rallied around and provided evidence that this was a clever boy and his appeal succeeded. At the end of Yr 7 my friend was told her boy was achieving at the very very top of the year (out of 100 boys). The test doesn't always show what it should.

Best of luck

CM


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