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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:37 pm 
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My son got 119.5 on Buckinghamshire 11 Plus entrance test and he is in SEN register (without ECHP) and diagnosed ICD-10 autism spectrum disorder at the age of 4 with delay in speech and attention deficiency.

We live in the catchment area of one of the Buckinghamshire grammar school and we have received below 'Selection review summary Sheet' from School headteacher.

he did several mock tests before the examinations an on average he was getting 75% and above but unfortunately some circumstantial issues during the Buckinghamshire VR exam caused him stress and obsessive.

Please advice whether we should go ahead with 'Selection review or appeal' ?

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Buckinghamshire Selection review summary Sheet for LA and Partner HEADTEACHERS 2020 ENTRY -Summary of Academic Evidence
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Name of Kid: ****
Date of Birth: 19/11/2008
1. Test Results
Verbal: 53 Mathematical: 33 Non-Verbal: 33.5 STTS: 119
2. Headteachers Recommendation
Grammar School Suitability: 3 Attitude to learning: 2
3. Progress Chart

KS1: Reading: Not Provided
Writing: By Previous
Maths: School

End of Y3
Reading: HNM
Writing: HNM
Maths: EXS

End of Y4
Reading: HNM
Writing: HNM
Maths: EXS

End of Y5
Reading: EXS
Writing: EXS
Maths: GDS

Predicted Performance July 2020

Reading: 100-110
Writing: EXS
Maths: 111-120
4. Other Prior Academic Attainment:
Nationally Standardised Scores (Year 5)

Reading: 93
Writing: EXP GAPS 109
Maths: 135
5. Expectational or Extenuating Circumstances
Where you notified of any exceptional or extenuating circumstances before test results were available? Yes *
Please confirm that the parent has provided evidence to you: * Yes
How much impact do these circumstances appear to have had on the child’s performance? *Significant
**** has been diagnosed to be on the ASD spectrum, it had been noted that he showed significantly delayed attention and listening skills and in understanding /use of language from 2013 onwards
****’s parents will detail other concerns
6. Headteacher’s additional information in support of the Child

**** joined us only a year ago and although his numeric SS was extremely high his reading and writing assessments were in the expected or just in the average band. His scores in autumn and spring scores for reading were consistent with the summer one above. He received considerable support from his class, he has made good progress and is continuing to do so.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:09 pm 
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Welcome to Appeals! :)

Have you seen the Q&As?
For example:
https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appea ... aneous#e33

He did well to get so close to 121, but the relative weakness in reading and writing could be a problem for either a review or an appeal

I note that "he has made good progress and is continuing to do so," which might possibly be an argument for focusing on an appeal next May if he can use the time to improve in reading and writing. However, with no spare places likely to be available by that point in time, you would need strong and specific reasons for needing a place at your preferred grammar school(s).
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Thanks Etiennie!

We decided not to go with selection review, We moved to Buckinghamshere and son is in Bucks junior School,thinking to go for appeal on March.Should we need to produce the year 6 headteaher's report for appeal or request report from year 5 head teacher? Please advice.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:02 am 
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With regard to the appeal form in March, section C6 explains what you could write:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=57343

You can provide further information up until 10 school days before hearings begin, so your son has until then to reach the required standard in reading and writing.

The panel would probably like to see as a minimum:
  • a letter of support from the headteacher with the latest KS2 predictions (March or April)
  • the most recent school report to parents

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