Usual story - expecting a pass, didn't happen, big disappointment.
Here are the details:
Scored 112 in the 11+
SATS in Year 5 were 5/5C/4A
Predicted SATS Year 6 are 5/5/5 (no more detail given)
Headteacher recommendation is 1:1, and strong recommendation in the text of the report
VR score in May 2011 was 120
IQ at 87th percentile
In the "G&T" maths group - currently doing Year 8 coursework (much more interested in maths and science than literature).
Nerves to the point of physically shaking before the exam
As you can see, 112 was not what was expected.
We exploring a medical condition which could explain poor performance in a stressful situation such as an timed exam, but nothing concrete yet. From what I've read, this will either make or break the case, given his good, but not outstanding scores and assessments above.
I'm not clear whether we should include other items such as being Head Boy/Girl, Captain of a school team, music study. Is this just "white noise" or does it show the child will fit into a grammar school environment?
At 112, I think we have a 8% chance of a successful appeal - it's not going to be easy.
Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone the best of luck.