I'm asking for a parent who isn't registered here as she isn't very IT or Internet literate ...
Her child has been ill this week and has the 11plus test next week
If her child can't attend the test ...will she be able to re sit the test and do they penalise or reduce her overall score because of this?
She's basically wondering whether she should send her child in any way as she's worried that she may lose marks if she sits the test in a different day
Can anyone advise what happens?
Your friend needs to (re-, I hope)read the information given by the exam organisers as to the procedure for dealing with this situation. The child should not be presented to take the exam if he is unwell and there is any possibility that his ability to complete the exam to the best of his ability will be impaired by this. There is no 'penalty' for having to defer to the reserve date, but she will need to provide written corroboration from their GP or another medical professional that child is indeed unwell.
By taking him to sit the test, she is saying to the school that he is fit to take it; if he did do badly, she would have a very hard time trying to convince an appeal panel that he should have qualified.
If the registration process has all been online and your friend is as computer-non-literate as you say, it would be a kindness on your part to find and print off a hard copy of any 'Information for Parents' type documents from the website for her.