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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:15 am 
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Good Morning

Just about to send off selection review request email with the supporting academic evidence etc and have found advice very helpful from other threads but would appreciate some advice regarding extenuating circumstances.

The night before DD sitting 11plus DD's younger sibling had a very disturbed night resulting in DD being woken twice- not ideal :| As DD did not seem exhausted the next morning she sat test as planned.

As we obviously cannot provide proof of the above is it best to just not mention at all?
There are no other exceptional extenuating circumstances and the above issue is the only thing I am aware of that could have impacted her performance on the day.

Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:41 pm 
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Welcome! :)

parentadvice2017 wrote:
The night before DD sitting 11plus DD's younger sibling had a very disturbed night resulting in DD being woken twice- not ideal :| As DD did not seem exhausted the next morning she sat test as planned.

I don't think it would do any harm to mention it if you keep it as brief and concise as above
- but if "DD did not seem exhausted", and the school was unaware of any problem, I can't see it being given any weight.

If the score was 120, it probably won't matter.
The further away from 121, the greater the need is likely to be for some convincing exceptional circumstances.

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