These forums have been an enormous help - thank you to all the contributors.
When collecting my DD from the test she mentioned an incident in her classroom where another candidate developed the hiccups during the second paper. The test was stopped to removed the candidate. The test then resumed, would this be extenuating circumstances I can appeal on?
You can appeal on any grounds!
The essential argument has to be evidence of high academic ability.
Strong extenuating circumstances could help - but you will have seen what we say about disturbances:
“There are often lots of disturbances – rubbers being dropped, rhythmic tapping of pencils, sobbing, vomiting, persistent coughing, children getting up to pop to the loo mid-exam, football matches outside the window, planes flying over, dogs barking outside – the list is endless.”
To be honest, these ‘routine’ events may not carry much weight at an appeal.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b56
My DD has projected Sats results from her Year 6 teacher as Maths - solid Level 6 , Reading - level 5, Writing - level 5 during a recent parents evening. I haven’t approached my DD’s Head Teacher yet as am unsure whether to appeal.
Is this worth appealing and going into Oversubscription?
Difficult to say when we don't know what the sub-levels are (there's a significant difference between 5c and 5a!) and what the other academic evidence will be.
The odds are against most appeals succeeding - and tend to get worse if entry is highly competitive (which is presumably the case with this school).
Please forgive my ignorance, how will the Oversubscription play out in that will my DD be added to the end of the waiting list? We are in Catchment.
I think we can assume that non-qualification and oversubscription would be dealt with at the same hearing. If you win both parts, you get a place.
If you win just the non-qualification issue, then in theory you ought to be able to go on the waiting list, but the procedures at some schools are a bit murky in this situation.
(Nobody necessarily goes 'to the end' of the list - if you're eligible to go on the waiting list, you should be placed strictly in accordance with the admission rules.)
I have read the information on this forum and am a little puzzled because the Kendrick FAQs that came with the Results state:
“Q Can I appeal?
A You cannot appeal about your daughter’s test mark. Your offer letter from your Local Authority on 2nd March 2015 will contain details of how to appeal if you have not been offered a place at your preferred school. “
You have a legal right to appeal against the refusal of a place - and that would include the outcome of the test (unqualified status).
I understand I will have to put Kendrick as first place on the CAF to be able to appeal.
It will have to be somewhere
on your form in order to appeal. (You may want it to be first.)
Thank you in advance for any comments and advice.