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    (Original post by salty670)
    no its completely unfair and should not be allowed
    The thing is though life is not fair, you better start releasing it. Some people will always have things that you dont have boo hoo get over it.
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    (Original post by gcsestudent3856)
    Agreed !
    Jealous?
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    (Original post by gcsestudent3856)
    No I don't think it's fair. Exams are to test your ability. It's not fair that they get extra help. A group of people that I know in my school don't actually need extra time, but they forged it somehow, by readin really slowly and deliberately answering it wrong during their testing a for extra time. So now they have extra time and it's really unfair. Even if you need it or not, I don't think they should have extra time 😡
    Extra time is not extra help, no one tells you the answers every one in the same position. Having extra time will not make you think of an answer if you dont know the answer.
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    (Original post by gcsestudent3856)
    Everyone starts off with really slow writing speed! You just have to practice! I personally had really really slow writing, but after practice and practice and more practice, I can write really fast now. Extra time is so unfair.
    If you get extra time, we should all get extra time. Everything need practice. If you read too slow, you need to read more often.

    They should really stop this stupid system !!!
    Your a stupid jealous system can we stop you.
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    (Original post by Tinka99)
    Curious about your thoughts.
    I think its fair if you have a serious problem such as a sprained wrist and struggled to write or type at a fast rate. Also, if you write really slowly fair enough. However, someone in my class uses a laptop and he can type much faster than i can write so answer a lot more questions than i can in a period of time but he still gets extra time. These people should not get extra time.
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    (Original post by IssyCon)
    I know somebody who got extra time because she basically failed a test. She had no special needs but her mum requested extra time so she managed to get it, after "failing" a pronunciation test. How is that fair? GRRRR
    Life not fair oh dear!
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    My friend gets extra time and she shouldn't.
    At the beginning of exams she pulled a muscle in her wrist.
    Now it is fine and she is still using the extra time. So annoying as she is extremely clever and with the extra time is guaranteed to get extra marks.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    If you had extra time in your exams, (for those who don't already have it) do you genuinely think you would get significantly better grades?
    I do, for example in English I always rush near the end which makes me write less in less quality so I think I would get better grades with extra time
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    Not fair. People milking it and get extra time for nothing. I have an autoimmune disorder that makes my fingers peel to a sore red mess. Do I get extra time? NO because honestly I would feel guilty about it. Its not fair as if you have trouble with slow processing then a levels aren't the right learning path as it is exams. Btecs etc exist for people who struggle with the demands of exam testing. IMO
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    (Original post by Chmbiogeog)
    Not fair. People milking it and get extra time for nothing. I have an autoimmune disorder that makes my fingers peel to a sore red mess. Do I get extra time? NO because honestly I would feel guilty about it. Its not fair as if you have trouble with slow processing then a levels aren't the right learning path as it is exams. Btecs etc exist for people who struggle with the demands of exam testing. IMO
    The thing is though any one can do what they like there is a duty to make sure that people can access what they want. Still with betcs you still get special allowances ect. Is not the testing that the issue its getting things down thats the issue. People may well understand the content but can not all ways put in to words. Even with betcs people have the same problem, hence special allowances.
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    (Original post by the IT MAN)
    The thing is though any one can do what they like there is a duty to make sure that people can access what they want. Still with betcs you still get special allowances ect. Is not the testing that the issue its getting things down thats the issue. People may well understand the content but can not all ways put in to words. Even with betcs people have the same problem, hence special allowances.
    Yes but doesn't everyone experience this? I've run out of time before due to spending too much time re reading questions to understand what they are asking of me. Just my opinion. You need to work on the things you are weak at! Grammar?
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    (Original post by Chmbiogeog)
    Yes but doesn't everyone experience this? I've run out of time before due to spending too much time re reading questions to understand what they are asking of me. Just my opinion. You need to work on the things you are weak at! Grammar?
    Just my opinion you mad?
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    (Original post by Chmbiogeog)
    Not fair. People milking it and get extra time for nothing. I have an autoimmune disorder that makes my fingers peel to a sore red mess. Do I get extra time? NO because honestly I would feel guilty about it. Its not fair as if you have trouble with slow processing then a levels aren't the right learning path as it is exams. Btecs etc exist for people who struggle with the demands of exam testing. IMO
    I struggle with exams due to severe concentration issues due to my ADHD and also can get distracted so extra time helps to make up for that. I am also quite a slow writer as the process the information much slower than other people and without the extra time I have I can't even thing of passing GCSE's or getting into the A levels I want to. Extra time is only fair if you can justify it and really need it so it should be limited to disabilities or maybe sprained or broken arms and only if this is your writing arm. I have Autism and ADHD and extra time does help a person like me.
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    Yes it is 'fair'.

    When writing an exam, the idea is that it should be a length that a student (who has revised) can complete it all in the time allowed.

    Extra time is given to those who have additional obstacles which would prevent them from completing it in that time.
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    (Original post by Tinka99)
    I struggle with exams due to severe concentration issues due to my ADHD and also can get distracted so extra time helps to make up for that. I am also quite a slow writer as the process the information much slower than other people and without the extra time I have I can't even thing of passing GCSE's or getting into the A levels I want to. Extra time is only fair if you can justify it and really need it so it should be limited to disabilities or maybe sprained or broken arms and only if this is your writing arm. I have Autism and ADHD and extra time does help a person like me.
    People without ADHD can get distracted too.
    People without "disabilities" can be slow writers :confused:.
    But you understand it will never be a fair system limited to certain issues as there will always be people playing the system.
    As with everything I suppose :argh:
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    (Original post by the IT MAN)
    Just my opinion you mad?
    Not mad People have different opinions. Although it is hard to take someone's response seriously with lots of grammatical errors .
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    (Original post by Chmbiogeog)
    Not mad People have different opinions. Although it is hard to take someone's response seriously with lots of grammatical errors .
    LOL glad Google took me seriously I work for them. Its had to take some one seriously who are picky and jealous.
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    (Original post by Chmbiogeog)
    Not fair. People milking it and get extra time for nothing. I have an autoimmune disorder that makes my fingers peel to a sore red mess. Do I get extra time? NO because honestly I would feel guilty about it. Its not fair as if you have trouble with slow processing then a levels aren't the right learning path as it is exams. Btecs etc exist for people who struggle with the demands of exam testing. IMO
    But maybe they are capable of A Levels, just because they struggle with exams it doesn't mean that we shouldn't try and make that path of study accessible to everyone. We shouldn't make our education system so inconvenient that people are forced into certain paths when they could do equally as well in the others. Just because someone is dyslexic it doesn't mean that they should have to do BTEC, especially when some career paths rely on A Levels in order to get there.

    It's your choice not to get extra time or ask for something like a laptop, but don't act like others shouldn't get help because of your opinion.
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    (Original post by the IT MAN)
    LOL glad Google took me seriously I work for them. Its had to take some one seriously who are picky and jealous.
    Sounds like a great job but I'm not jealous, just stating my opinion as were you.
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    (Original post by Chmbiogeog)
    People without ADHD can get distracted too.
    People without "disabilities" can be slow writers :confused:.
    But you understand it will never be a fair system limited to certain issues as there will always be people playing the system.
    As with everything I suppose :argh:
    I agree with what you are saying and I never said people without ADHD cannot be distracted or that a person without a disability cannot be slow writers. If the system allowed everyone who was a slow writer or got distracted to have extra time many people would exploit the system and lie about it. A disability is evidence that you actually do get distracted or maybe are a slow writer but if you do not have a disability how can it be proved that you are 100% truthful? We would just have many more people use it to their advantage to boost their grades.
 
 
 
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