MY son has been offered place at his second choice and he has missed out by one point. As its age standerdised he was born in January this has played some part in the score.
Can some one please advise me if its worth appealing on the age basis and he in the first 10 on waiting list but being realistic dont think he has a good chance.
Many thanks in advance for help.
Why do you think that being born in January would have disadvantaged your son?
The way I understand age standardisation is that a child is essentially compared only with those born in the same month...the procedure is designed to correct for an apparent advantage to older children. As someone whose first DC taking the test is old in the year, I did smart a little at this, especially as no such corrections are made in GCSEs etc...but I still can't really see it being a card one could play at appeal...though I am sure others will know better than I do.