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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:50 pm 

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Unfortunately my son didn't get into Q.E boys School :( , was really hopeful of him getting in as I have heard its a wonderful school and many success stories are made there. He got 202/240 and the pass mark was 210.

I applied for my son to have extra time before the exam because he fractured his wrist few months before the exam and only got out of his sling maybe 6 weeks before the actual exam started but it was deemed invalid because the exam was multiple choice.

He was always complaining about his wrist hurting before the exam so I took him to the doctors and I have all the relevant doctor notes.

I was wondering if this appeal would be successful and help would be welcome, I really want my son to go to a really good school like Q.E as private schools are very expensive and as a single mother i would just simply not be able to afford that.

Thank you

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:55 pm 

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I don't think you'd have much success; my DC had to take entrance exam first day back after chicken pox and no consideration was made. Don't rule out imdependent school though; schools do offer bursaries and if you are a single parent with no additional income you may well find you qualify, if your DC does well enough. I think the cut off for some schools is 65 - 75K a year.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:07 pm 

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Welcome, Jenna.

For most appeals, alternative evidence of high academic ability (if score is an issue), and good reasons for wanting or needing a place, will probably carry more weight than extenuating circumstances.

Have you seen the Q&As? -

I was wondering if this appeal would be successful
Only the panel hearing your appeal can answer that question. All sorts of factors might affect the outcome, some of which could be completely outside your control.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c20


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