Hello, and welcome!
Thank you for the additional information you have provided.
There was an issue which occurred during the exam which the Foundation Office has confirmed (in writing). I have provided details of the issue in an accompanying email to the appeals box (as this might identify us). We will be appealing on the grounds of mitigating circumstances.
It is a good start that you have written confirmation of the issue.
1) We would really appreciate advice on whether we should ask for scores for each of the papers she took so that we can highlight when the issue occurred and the impact on the papers. Or whether we should just highlight that it affected her performance overall. My daughter feels that it affected her performance for the rest of the exam as she was really confused and upset following the issue. However, we are concerned that if we don’t have the evidence about individual papers then our argument will look weaker.
I don't know if you can apply for a remark in Birmingham, but I would hope so. If you do get one, and there is a clear disparity between her performance before the issue arose and after, it might help your case.
2) We are also not sure if we need other evidence about the effect of such an issue on our daughter's performance – educational psychologist etc.?
An EP report is most unlikely to provide worthwhile evidence on a single incident such as this. An EP report seeks to diagnose underlying, ongoing issues, and your daughter doesn't appear to have any.
3) Are appeals panels generally sympathetic to issues that occur during the exam?
No one can say how much weight an individual appeal panel might attach to an incident during the exam. They will however consider the written evidence you are able to present of what happened, and consider it alongside the totality of the other academic evidence.
We have spoken to her primary school and they are happy to provide evidence to support our case as they feel she would be highly suitable for grammar school.
Good! The stronger the evidence, the better, especially for the parts of the exam where she underperformed.
We understand that very few appeals are successful in Birmingham and would welcome your advice on how we approach this.
You must simply continue to build the strongest academic case you can.