Can anyone advise if I should include Dd's raw scores for appeal? I am trying to get the supporting statement prepared so I can tweek it and not feel too pressurised come the 2nd of March
This may not apply to Kent, but some
admission authorities will include the raw scores in the case papers, either as a matter of routine, or because they have been requested by parents.
If it were essential information, it would always be routinely included.
As far as your own case is concerned, the question you have to address is - from your
point of view, would including the raw scores serve any useful purpose?
In most cases the answer to that question is going to be 'No', so normally it's not a good idea to include them in your own submission.
Also how many pieces of supporting evidence would be deemed adequate to demonstrate academic ability, in addition to reports with levels on would you recommend a few pieces of work (2-3) that are marked at level 5?
There's no set rule for this, but personally I'd suggest no more than 2 or 3 per subject as you don't want to 'overload' the panel.
You could even justify 1 per subject if it's the most recent piece of work.
(You could always take some additional work to the hearing, but not produce it unless the panel seem to want more!)
One more sorry, DD failed as a result of not hitting the min 106 in English so I was going to supply evidence to show she is level 5. As she got over the min score in maths, reasoning and aggregate would you avoid supplying maths evidence too. Am conscious to try and keep all info relevant.
It is for you to decide what sort of case you want to put forward.
If she happens to be really good at maths, it would probably be a good idea to draw attention to her overall
ability as well as to the alternative evidence for English.
Otherwise, if you want to concentrate on the English, I suggest you set out clearly what your approach is going to be, for example - "In the 11+ my daughter achieved an acceptable score in maths and reasoning, and also an acceptable aggregate score, so for the purposes of this appeal I'm going to focus on English, the only area where she fell short of the required mark.