Hi slough mum
I missed this post earlier - my apologies.
slough mum wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with the 13+? DC achieved a top end of level 5 for maths in SATs and a level 4 (1 mark away from a level 5). Currently they are in Year 7 and on a top end of level 6 in maths and level 5 in english.
Would they look at the sats from year 6 or look at cuurent levels in year 7?
I fear that, in order to apply the same standard across the board, Level 5 in Y6 remains the benchmark. It does seem crazy, but there has to be perceived fairness in the system.
If they look at year 6, is it worth doing the 13+ and if I have to appeal does anyone know what the chances are?
It is only my opinion, but with a single mark missing from a Level 5 in English it would be worth appealing. If you have evidence to show that your DC is now achieving even more highly among his peer group I would think it likely that an appeal would succeed. 12+/13+ panels for appeals to test do seem to conclude "let the test decide".
I am looking at BGS or BHS. Do I need to contact school or BCC?
For those particular schools you still need to contact BCC, but please would other parents reading this thread ensure that they also read this thread
concerning the changes to the 12+/13+ process in many of the remaining Bucks grammars: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23462&start=0