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 Post subject: Appeal for Twin
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:14 am 
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Hi, I have twins both boys. Both are elligible for PP. My Twin 1 scored 234 and qualifies for BVGS however my Twin 2 scored 197. He was short by 8 points from qualifying score. Both of my Twins have been scoring very close within mocks hoever on the day of test I noticed that Twin 2 ( with 197 score) came out shivering and had fever.Since both of my children have appeared in wuite a few mocks so it could not be exam fear. I am very confident that My twin 2 who didnt qualify started feeling unwell during exam and was not reported either by any of the staff. One of the things I missed was reporting this to admin on the day of exam. Can someone please guide me
1) Can I plead my Twin 2 case on the basis of his fever and shiver on the day.
2) Since Twin 2 was unwell can he get any benefit of being considered for PP seats qualifying score as he was very close and I am very confident that he could not focus on the day due to his condition. Unfortunately i didnt take him to GP on the day and treated hi with Calpol and Brufen on the day after exam.

what will be proceedure for this .


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 Post subject: Re: Appeal for Twin
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:40 am 
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Hi Basil

Sorry to hear that your child was unwell - difficult to say it now but potentially would have been useful if this was at least discussed with the GP at the time.

Re appeals - these can't be done until your child is declined a place at the school ie after you put it on the CAF and not offered on March 1st. then you have to apply demonstrating high academic ability

I have to say however that appeals for non-qualification are extremely hard to win in the Birimingham area.

Have a look at the appeals FAQ https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals


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 Post subject: Re: Appeal for Twin
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:52 pm 
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All I would say (as a another Twin Mum) is the twin thing is a bit of a red herring. Obviously its hard when one passes and one doesn't, and logistically it will be difficult getting to 2 different schools perhaps, but if you do pursue it, do so on the basis that he wasn't 100% on the day and you have academic evidence to support him doing better.

I have to say (not local to Birmingham) that here, there is a form to complete within 7 days I think of the exam if you think there are any extenuating circumstances relating to the exam (i.e. it becomes apparent that your child was ill / there was a timing issue in the exam room / your child remarks on being disturbed). If you didn't notify the school shortly after the test / see a GP etc, I think its going to be very difficult to establish illness so you're just going to have to show that he didn't perform to his ability on the day. 8 points is actually quite a lot - there will quite a number of children who missed the pass mark by 1,2,3 etc marks.


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