kent mother wrote:
Just a short post to wish all of you awaiting appeals the very best of luck. We heard yesterday that we were successful !! Three long months of indicision finally have come to an end! Our appeal went very well, with full support from the school and strong extenuating circumstances (illness) prior to and during the exam week. We still felt negative with a maths total core of 104 far short of the required 115/120 margin in Kent.
However,are daughters strong lliteracy abilities it seems have sustained
her. Don't give up,believe in your case and back up all of your statements with academic evidence.
GOOD lUCK TO ALL!!
I mean congrats and everything on getting through - But seriously, how on earth can a child who achieves a score of 104 in maths, ill or not, be accepted against another child who scores were 114??? How can a panel be confident that the 'ill child' can sustain the standards required, compared to a child who missed by 1 mark and has strong historical evidence through his NFER scores?? Plus very high VR scores.
It really does make me wish I had made my son go to the doctors feigning illness in order to get a doctors letter.