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    That's a good system, actually. When teachers aren't taking the mickey, that is. Having that time-out card means that the school trusts you to know what you need and when, and I guess it also means having some peace of mind that you have an escape-route if necessary?

    That knowledge helps me, at least. My Uni allows me to sit my exams at home (with supervision, of course) because I don't deal well in crowded situations where I feel I have no escape from - like an exam hall filled with lots of other people. That adds unnecessary stress, which they recognise would affect my performance.

    Will you have time out on your exams?
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    Its quite good because if teachers know you have the card and you don't want to say anything in theory you could just get up and leave... I also don't do well in crowded situations... Luckily i sit most of my exams in a computer room because i type them... But i don't get to type my maths exam so they want me to go in the main exam hall for them. In my school they put all the foundation people on the stage of the exam room (its a hall that was turned into a sports room which is also a exam room) So i usually end up having to say to my head of year/the school counsellor (who i also see once a week to help with keeping the stress/pressure down - talking about it and setting plans helps me i found... She also helps me with my anxiety issue...) about the fact that I'm on the stage (usually said like "I'm on that ****ing stage again" xD) and they'll phone down to exams and get me moved into one of the smaller rooms.

    Thats a good question... In theory i could ask for it because i have RSI in my writing hand so basically if it flares up in exam season I'm screwed... But currently i haven't asked for it so i don't think i have it... But i suppose if i asked it could be given if needed if i sort it out soonish?
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    Its quite good because if teachers know you have the card and you don't want to say anything in theory you could just get up and leave... I also don't do well in crowded situations... Luckily i sit most of my exams in a computer room because i type them... But i don't get to type my maths exam so they want me to go in the main exam hall for them. In my school they put all the foundation people on the stage of the exam room (its a hall that was turned into a sports room which is also a exam room) So i usually end up having to say to my head of year/the school counsellor (who i also see once a week to help with keeping the stress/pressure down - talking about it and setting plans helps me i found... She also helps me with my anxiety issue...) about the fact that I'm on the stage (usually said like "I'm on that ****ing stage again" xD) and they'll phone down to exams and get me moved into one of the smaller rooms.

    Thats a good question... In theory i could ask for it because i have RSI in my writing hand so basically if it flares up in exam season I'm screwed... But currently i haven't asked for it so i don't think i have it... But i suppose if i asked it could be given if needed if i sort it out soonish?
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    Ah, that's good that you sit most of your exams in a computer room. Something to hide behind. I would hate sitting an exam on a stage as well, though. A smaller room is much better. I hope that you'll get moved to there, because it's such a minor arrangement for them to make and could make all the difference for your performance level.

    It sure wouldn't hurt to ask. Especially as you have RSI, so you have two good reasons for being able to take some breaks if necessary. With my anxiety and having some problems with my writing hand as well, I was able to take little breaks last year. I had to hand-write three essays in three hours and there was no way I could have done that without some breaks.
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    Ah, that's good that you sit most of your exams in a computer room. Something to hide behind. I would hate sitting an exam on a stage as well, though. A smaller room is much better. I hope that you'll get moved to there, because it's such a minor arrangement for them to make and could make all the difference for your performance level.

    It sure wouldn't hurt to ask. Especially as you have RSI, so you have two good reasons for being able to take some breaks if necessary. With my anxiety and having some problems with my writing hand as well, I was able to take little breaks last year. I had to hand-write three essays in three hours and there was no way I could have done that without some breaks.
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    The first time they did it it took explaining to the exams office to why i couldn't be on the stage.. But now they stick me in the other room if they are called harassed until i get the amended timetable saying that they've moved me .

    I had a scribe for my maths exam where i had a flare up... It was kind of awkward... I doubt i will be able to have all my exams without being in a bit of pain... But i suppose thats what having splints and pain relief are for... xD i do wonder if they'll let me take pain relief into the exam room... And if they ask me to open the splint to see if i have hidden notes but i suppose thats me being stupid...

    If i had a exam in the morning (so at nine), i've had the counsellor come down and speak to me before the exams to calm me down and i found that it really helped me when she did it in my mocks... And she said that she'll do it if i want her to for my actual exams... For the afternoon exams... We haven't figured that out yet.
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    The first time they did it it took explaining to the exams office to why i couldn't be on the stage.. But now they stick me in the other room if they are called harassed until i get the amended timetable saying that they've moved me .

    I had a scribe for my maths exam where i had a flare up... It was kind of awkward... I doubt i will be able to have all my exams without being in a bit of pain... But i suppose thats what having splints and pain relief are for... xD i do wonder if they'll let me take pain relief into the exam room... And if they ask me to open the splint to see if i have hidden notes but i suppose thats me being stupid...

    If i had a exam in the morning (so at nine), i've had the counsellor come down and speak to me before the exams to calm me down and i found that it really helped me when she did it in my mocks... And she said that she'll do it if i want her to for my actual exams... For the afternoon exams... We haven't figured that out yet.
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    Make sure there is lots of harassing going on then.

    Yeah, having a scribe would be awkward! I doubt that they will ask you to open up the splint. I am sure that they'll understand that it's something you need for medical reasons - it's not something used to cheat. I mean, if someone had broken their leg I hardly think that they would examine the cast!

    That's really nice that she can come down and speak with you before your morning exams. Make use of whatever you feel is necessary. That is what the help is there for, after all, and the people who support you will want the best for you.
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    Make sure there is lots of harassing going on then.

    Yeah, having a scribe would be awkward! I doubt that they will ask you to open up the splint. I am sure that they'll understand that it's something you need for medical reasons - it's not something used to cheat. I mean, if someone had broken their leg I hardly think that they would examine the cast!

    That's really nice that she can come down and speak with you before your morning exams. Make use of whatever you feel is necessary. That is what the help is there for, after all, and the people who support you will want the best for you.
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    When i get my exam time table i will.. :P

    True!

    It is really nice, she's organised me a meeting between the person that will be supporting me in September [ I'm going to college] and myself... She is also going to be in the meeting with me because i don't really want to do that on my own... I think we're just going to say about what i will need in college and stuff like that...
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    When i get my exam time table i will.. :P

    True!

    It is really nice, she's organised me a meeting between the person that will be supporting me in September [ I'm going to college] and myself... She is also going to be in the meeting with me because i don't really want to do that on my own... I think we're just going to say about what i will need in college and stuff like that...
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    Good.

    Aw, that sounds helpful. So it looks like your college will be supportive of you as well?
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    Good.

    Aw, that sounds helpful. So it looks like your college will be supportive of you as well?
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    I hope so... I suppose i will find out when i have the meeting won't i..
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    I hope so... I suppose i will find out when i have the meeting won't i..
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    Guess so. And I hope so as well. At least you will have help communicating your needs and then it is up to them to convince you that they will be able to meet them.
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    Guess so. And I hope so as well. At least you will have help communicating your needs and then it is up to them to convince you that they will be able to meet them.
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    Knowing what its like in meetings with people I've just met... Connexions. For example. 45 minutes in a room with someone you just met with them asking you questions and shoving websites at you... :/ Having the person that i know there will help me a lot..
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    Knowing what its like in meetings with people I've just met... Connexions. For example. 45 minutes in a room with someone you just met with them asking you questions and shoving websites at you... :/ Having the person that i know there will help me a lot..
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    Yep, I know that feeling very well! It's the problem with the world, really. People. Lots of them. Many of them wanting something from you. Like social interaction... which I am no good at unless I feel really comfortable with someone, and that is rare, because to be comfortable with someone I have to go through the process of becoming comfortable with someone, which isn't easy. :eek: Add to that there being a lot at stake at a meeting and I feel like I'm either going to faint, throw up, or leg it out of the door.
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    Yep, I know that feeling very well! It's the problem with the world, really. People. Lots of them. Many of them wanting something from you. Like social interaction... which I am no good at unless I feel really comfortable with someone, and that is rare, because to be comfortable with someone I have to go through the process of becoming comfortable with someone, which isn't easy. :eek: Add to that there being a lot at stake at a meeting and I feel like I'm either going to faint, throw up, or leg it out of the door.
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    And then people ask if you're okay because you've gone pale/not saying much and you're trying to be calm at the same time of trying to absorb whats going on... and then you end up getting into serious trouble because you end up having to leg it out the door because you feel that you're gonna loose it if you stay in there...

    And then you have to end up explaining when a group of people ask you about why you walk out a lot... And so you end up attempting to make something up so you don't annoying them/make everything even more awkward...
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    And then people ask if you're okay because you've gone pale/not saying much and you're trying to be calm at the same time of trying to absorb whats going on... and then you end up getting into serious trouble because you end up having to leg it out the door because you feel that you're gonna loose it if you stay in there...

    And then you have to end up explaining when a group of people ask you about why you walk out a lot... And so you end up attempting to make something up so you don't annoying them/make everything even more awkward...
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    Exactly! It's all you can do to try control yourself and it's nearly impossible to take anything in or come up with the right responses.

    And yes, I had a panic attack during my chemistry practical exam and had to walk out. When afterwards people asked me why I left I stupidly said that I couldn't remember anything so I quit, which made me look even worse than just admitting it was a case of anxiety...
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    Exactly! It's all you can do to try control yourself and it's nearly impossible to take anything in or come up with the right responses.

    And yes, I had a panic attack during my chemistry practical exam and had to walk out. When afterwards people asked me why I left I stupidly said that I couldn't remember anything so I quit, which made me look even worse than just admitting it was a case of anxiety...
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    I remember the time i had my first melt down at school... I was in tears, felt pathetic, had a massive go at a teacher, walked out of the class because he wouldn't let me leave, on call was called, had a massive go at them, had to be put into a room with a newbie teacher to calm down... And then that on call person escorted me to my next lesson... -.- Which he probably didn't have to do after i told him to f off and that the school was f'ing stupid.

    And then there was the panic attack that happened when i was in isolation because of a stupid incident to do with teachers who don't understand... And then a teacher had to ask me if i was getting support and if i considered stuff... Y'know, the stuff that happens when say "i know you're in a bad place right now but i have to ask you this..." I basically ended up getting internally excluded for that.. -.-
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    I remember the time i had my first melt down at school... I was in tears, felt pathetic, had a massive go at a teacher, walked out of the class because he wouldn't let me leave, on call was called, had a massive go at them, had to be put into a room with a newbie teacher to calm down... And then that on call person escorted me to my next lesson... -.- Which he probably didn't have to do after i told him to f off and that the school was f'ing stupid.

    And then there was the panic attack that happened when i was in isolation because of a stupid incident to do with teachers who don't understand... And then a teacher had to ask me if i was getting support and if i considered stuff... Y'know, the stuff that happens when say "i know you're in a bad place right now but i have to ask you this..." I basically ended up getting internally excluded for that.. -.-
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    :hugs: So sorry to hear that. I haven't had a meltdown like that at school, but I can understand that it must have been absolutely horrible and so terrifying for you as well.

    I've been in that kind of bad place as well, though, and had that question asked of me. This one time, it was so scary. I felt as though I was in a deep, dark pit with no way out and horrible images flashing through my mind every couple of seconds and I was in a complete state of shock. I haven't gone back to that place but I still worry sometimes, wondering what if, and what if it gets worse than that?
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    :hugs: So sorry to hear that. I haven't had a meltdown like that at school, but I can understand that it must have been absolutely horrible and so terrifying for you as well.

    I've been in that kind of bad place as well, though, and had that question asked of me. This one time, it was so scary. I felt as though I was in a deep, dark pit with no way out and horrible images flashing through my mind every couple of seconds and I was in a complete state of shock. I haven't gone back to that place but I still worry sometimes, wondering what if, and what if it gets worse than that?
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    The school were surprised to see me in the day after apparently... They also thought that i was going to become a school refuser at one point and that i would just stop attending school... I remember the day after my internal exclusion was filled with "why did you get excluded..." And then i ended up getting a external exclusion that day because i stood up for myself when a teacher was being inconsiderate towards my feelings...

    Does it get worse than having a class full of 15 boys who are all older than you, and one or two of them you kind of know and bullied you for 3 years seeing you in your worst state... Probably.. I mean, having a teacher ask me those questions was awkward enough... and the escorting to student services at the end of the day didn't help...
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    The school were surprised to see me in the day after apparently... They also thought that i was going to become a school refuser at one point and that i would just stop attending school... I remember the day after my internal exclusion was filled with "why did you get excluded..." And then i ended up getting a external exclusion that day because i stood up for myself when a teacher was being inconsiderate towards my feelings...

    Does it get worse than having a class full of 15 boys who are all older than you, and one or two of them you kind of know and bullied you for 3 years seeing you in your worst state... Probably.. I mean, having a teacher ask me those questions was awkward enough... and the escorting to student services at the end of the day didn't help...
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    Going in the next day is very, very brave. Just shows you have a lot of inner strength. There's the saying "you're stronger than you think you are" and I believe that to be true. Because we're still here. We're still going. We're still learning. And we're still looking towards the future, a future that will hopefully be loads better.

    It's quite right that you stood up for yourself, and I hope that you will continue to do so.

    It is awful that that happened to you. Especially in front of those bullies. Did they change towards you?
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    Going in the next day is very, very brave. Just shows you have a lot of inner strength. There's the saying "you're stronger than you think you are" and I believe that to be true. Because we're still here. We're still going. We're still learning. And we're still looking towards the future, a future that will hopefully be loads better.

    It's quite right that you stood up for yourself, and I hope that you will continue to do so.

    It is awful that that happened to you. Especially in front of those bullies. Did they change towards you?
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    i had to go in the next day, at that point i was being monitored for my attendance because it wasn't that great...

    He doesn't treat me like he did before, which is good..

    I haven't seen them since that day so i have no idea...It was people who had bullied me in the past, so not present bullies.. (although i do have bullies but yeah...)
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    i had to go in the next day, at that point i was being monitored for my attendance because it wasn't that great...

    He doesn't treat me like he did before, which is good..

    I haven't seen them since that day so i have no idea...It was people who had bullied me in the past, so not present bullies.. (although i do have bullies but yeah...)
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    You still did it, though. You could have made excuses, but you didn't. That's something to be proud of.

    Aye, that is good.

    I'm sorry to hear that you still have bullies. I can't understand people who bully. I hate it when I accidentally hurt someone or upset someone, so doing so intentionally... it makes no sense.
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    You still did it, though. You could have made excuses, but you didn't. That's something to be proud of.

    Aye, that is good.

    I'm sorry to hear that you still have bullies. I can't understand people who bully. I hate it when I accidentally hurt someone or upset someone, so doing so intentionally... it makes no sense.
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    :hugs: It was good i suppose..

    I dont understand it either... Hopefully it'll all change in September...
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    :hugs: It was good i suppose..

    I dont understand it either... Hopefully it'll all change in September...
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    Yes it was. :hugs:

    Aye, even though going to college may be daunting, it's a fresh start.
 
 
 
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