Thanks for all your replies/advice. My DD really didin't seem to unwell at the time af the test, her glands were huge, we called them her 'golf balls'! But other than that we put everything down to nerves, it was the day after she went down hill and became really poorly. Delaying the test would n't have helped as she was poorly for the following 3/4 weeks!
She did pass for Ribston but as we live in Tewkesbury, transport was an isssue, I have 2 younger children to get to school and DD doesn't know anyone at Ribston so was not keen to go there. Likewise for SHS. She really has her heart set on HSFG's.
Still not clear on how we supply evidence of work. Capers can you help on this? Do I take an example exercise book to the hearing and pass it round, or photocopy pieces and send them in earlier?
Get ye to the Appeals forum!
Technically, if she passed, she's deemed academically suitable, so nothing needs proving. A few textbooks don't harm, but don't expect the panel to spend much time looking at them - panels are NOT allowed to make their own assessment of academic ability. Ask your school for the CATs scores & check in the appeals FAQ's before submitting them.
But your main case is 1) the school can cope with a couple more pupils and 2) if DD hadn't been going down with the bug, then she would easily have got at least one more question right.