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 Post subject: Advice Needed.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:51 am 

Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:40 pm
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Want to start by throwing the facts at you and would appreciate your advice on likely chances of an appeal succeeding.

With the result of 11 plus exam being released a few days ago, the whole family has been very disappointed daughter not achieving the required grade to pass the exam (She scored 113). Daughter is a very capable girl, achieving excellent results throughout her work at school, she has been in top tables at school for last 3 years for English and maths.

Feb 2015 school report results, Reading = 6B+, Writing 4B, Maths 4A, will be enquiring with school Monday for detailed end of Y5 report as the report provided did not include results like in Feb, it did however include (effort 1 = excellent and attainment A = Above expected for this age for every subject!)

Since starting Y6 she is currently doing band 6 English reading, English writing and maths. Only a handful of children in her class are doing this.

Sibling, 2 years older is already at grammar school.

Daughter also had mitigating circumstances at the time of taking the Bucks 11 plus exam. Has suffered from asthma and eczema since the age of 2 and is on repeat medication for both conditions. At the time of the exam she was on a 7 day antibiotics course (took exam 3rd day of 7 day course) to treat wheezing and a chest infection. Once this course had finished her doctor put her on another 7 day course of antibiotics and steroid tablets due to first course not improving her condition. I am in the process of arranging evidence from doctors and Asthma nurse to support her case in an appeal. This will also include her history of Asthma and eczema problems she has suffered from as a young child.

On 1st July 2015 daughter took the 11 plus exam at Queen Mary`s High School (Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wrekin area). It was a real exam for local children of the area but daughter took it as a mock for practise. The exam is run by CEM and daughter scored 322, reading the forums here entry to attend a grammar school in the area is 310. Is this something smart to bring up at appeal?

With the above points in mind, myself and partner would appreciate your advice in this matter and want to pursue review/appeal as we believe daughter was clearly not herself on the day she took the exam.

Do you advise a review first then appeal? Or just appeal? And any other useful advice from yourselves would be greatly appreciated.



 Post subject: Re: Advice Needed.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:12 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:26 pm
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Welcome to Appeals! :)

Have you followed the links in Sally-Anne's post?

Once you've finished reading, if you still have unanswered questions, do please let us know.


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