Thanks.. I agree to be honest. I find it so ridiculous that had he been a summer baby, his raw scores would have been enough to pass on all papers and overall. So there will be kids who got exactly the same number of questions correct/wrong on each paper as my son... yet they are deemed suitable for Grammar! I just find the whole thing ridiculous as when those kids get to Grammar the teacher won't set them work that is easier just because they were born in summer!! GCSE exams will not take age into account either.. so why do 11 plus???
Unless something very unusual has happened with raw scores this year, the difference in one year's age ( Sep born vs Aug born ) in Maths and English pass mark is a maximum of 2 points, often just one point.
GCSE exams do indeed not take it into account, as most children catch up by then. Many, many summer borns miss out on the 11+ as they do not mature until 12/13 years old, which is why it is so sad there is no 12+ in Kent.
And let's not look at the number of summer borns that never even take the test! The comparison between autumn borns taking the test and summer borns taking it makes really depressing reading, and KCC are totally uninterested in it.