This site is very informative so thank you to everyone who has put messages up. Its very helpful to read other parents comments.
I wanted to ask some advise.
My daughter sat the Bucks 11+ and got 120 and 111 respectively.
She also sat the Berks exams and got 108 for nvr 103 for vr and average 106. (her nvr is her weakest out of the two).
She sat a series of mock tests at school under exam condition and was getting good marks at least 129 and above.
We have put in an appeal for Bucks which is in Feb and we have very strong support from her Head teacher. Good academic results in all her mock papers as well as CATs scores of 5.
We dont know what happened in the exams.
We want to know what our chances are.
Even if we are successful in the bucks appeal we are 20 miles away from the school do we have any hope of getting in?? Can anyone help on this one???
Its all very confusing..we did have some problems at the time of the exam which I can email seperately.
Also with Berks, is it worth appealing? we agian have very strong support from the Head teacher but we also realise that it will be harder...If anyone can advise this will be appreciated.
Hi there mumofthree1972. I'm new to this site with DC 1 having taken Slough 11plus this year missing out by one point at 110
I hope your story had a happy ending and you have left all the worry behind you!? I'm struck by how similar our DC's academic profiles are and wonder if you have any advice for us. Firstly i should say that on religious grounds our first choice school is St Bernard's. Our DC's CATS earlier this year were VR 141, NVR 129 and Quantative 119. SATS are currently level 5 with one level 6 predicted and reading age very high (14). We didn't tutor and sadly inexperience with timings, nerves and a mild illness that week resulted in timings failing on DC's NVR. On a different eleven plus the following week DC scored particularly highly on NVR! We're not looking fwd to the appeal process at all - if you have any do's and don'ts we'd be so grateful to hear from you. Btw, does the abbreviation 'pm' mean 'private message'? How do you initiate that without giving your email? Many thanks!
Any thoughts from Etienne and Chad (gosh you must be so busy) would be enormously appreciated too of course!