I understand now - they are both such similar cases, even down to scores of 119, although I did spot the difference in the SATs results vs. predicted SATs. I do feel for you, Hayley - no one should have two appeals wished upon them, let alone at the same time!
In his familiaristing papers he scored 75/76/75 out of 80
The panel will not attach a lot of weight to these marks because the same papers are used every year, and he could have seen them before. Unfortunately it also begs the question as to how much his dyslexia affected him in the real tests if he could achieve such high scores in the practice tests.
he is was born in July.
It is worth mentioning this, just to draw it to the panel's attention, but don't comment beyond "he is among the youngest in the year".
Having acheived the above scores with no additional help or intervention with his undiagnosed dyslexia I was wondering how much emphasis I should place on this diagnoses at his appeal.
Who diagnosed the dyslexia? Presumably there is a report from a specialist of some sort? Were any other tests conducted that measure ability in other areas? Do you have any CATs scores from the school, reading ages, etc?