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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:39 am 
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I have been wondering, whilst waiting impatiently for the letter to arrive sometime this week to tell us the outcome of our appeal, do children that get in on appeal get treated any different? Do the teachers even know?


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:47 am 
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I know of a few who got in at appeal, and several that got in off the waiting list - no difference - I doubt the teachers know or care, as long as the child keeps up and behaves themselves!


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:44 am 
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I don't think it makes any difference, maybe the teachers do know, but the only way anyone else will know is if the parents or the child tell others that that is how they got in.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:53 am 
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http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b26

I imagine a senior member of staff could probably look up the results if a pupil appears to be struggling - but I don't think teachers normally know.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 12:46 pm 
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We can get access to scores but I am FAR more interested in the marks in the KS2 tests.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:57 pm 
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My view on this, is that if you have got through on appeal, you have had to prove beyond any doubt your child's academic ability.

Those that passed the 11+ have not had the same thorough assessment and I know of children that have passed the 11+ but in fact they are performing at level 4s at the end of KS2 not the L5s and 6s that those who get through on appeal are doing.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 3:16 pm 
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ConfusedAylesburyMum wrote:
My view on this, is that if you have got through on appeal, you have had to prove beyond any doubt your child's academic ability.

Those that passed the 11+ have not had the same thorough assessment and I know of children that have passed the 11+ but in fact they are performing at level 4s at the end of KS2 not the L5s and 6s that those who get through on appeal are doing.

I would agree with this - DS has had a great yr 7 so far - has fitted in well and staff have been very happy with his progress so far and the fact that he got in on appeal has never been an issue - he was congratulated for being awarded his place and accepted from then on.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:39 pm 
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Don't know about those who got in on appeal but my DD reckons some of the brightest are those who got in from the waiting list. And yes, they do talk about their scores and the circumstances of how they got into their school but just out of interest - not at all in a negative sense.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 11:33 pm 
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Of course it does not matter how a child gets in, as long as it's fair. However, I do not like the assertion that those, like my ds, who simply turn up on the day and score extremely well have had a less thorough academic assessment than those who did not. Don't make a point boosting one group of children at the expense of another. They all deserve congratulations for their efforts. Talk of levels at KS 2 is equally spurious as a child on level 5 is not intrinsically brighter than one on 4. One mark separates level4/5 and 6 has no real value and not all schools allow children to sit them.

What do people appeal about as I have never quite understood this.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:01 am 
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rabbie burns wrote:

What do people appeal about as I have never quite understood this.

Maybe take a quick look in the appeals section?


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