I am going to speak to his headteacher on Monday about possibly appealing as his results are not indicative of his work in school or the mock tests but I am wondering if this is something to be taken into consideration or if it should even be mentioned.
If your child has level 5 work in school it would be worth a review, speak to the head about the quality of work he could give you for a review. The thing is with a review is they ONLY look at the work, they dont take any notice of any circumstances. Then if the review is not
successful you cant
appeal on accademic/mitigating circumstances grounds - instead you have to prove the review was unfair!
Some people with good mitigating circumstances dont do review but wait to do an appeal armed with lots of evidence.