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    (Original post by Clintbarton)
    Yes because obviously disabled people are all illiterate and will get poorer grades. What a disgustingly ignorant comment.

    And obviously disabled people have a choice, don't they? On whether or not they want to be disabled. I mean, it's totally a choice. (This is sarcasm. I feel I must point this out because people on this thread seem incapable of comprehending simple things.)


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    In this case the person has been assessed and their disability (the subject of this thread) has warranted them being given extra time to give them a fair chance. Not ignorant at all.

    Althouh you quoted my post i cnat make out whether the sarcasm or disagreement is directed at or in support.
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    (Original post by dontudare)
    Extra time = better grades
    Better grades = better job
    better job = more money
    more money = more attractive wife
    I dunno about the wife bit
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    Your title doesn't make much sense. You're asking why something belonging to an autistic gets extra time in exams.
    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    a kid in my school, has aspergers or whatever it's called. He's more intelligent than anyone in the school, and retains information without doing hardly/much work and get's amazing grades. But the thing that gets me, is that he has an extra half an hour in every exam, despite him getting nearly 100 percent in everything and being predicted A*'s, he's excuse is that it takes his brain longer to function(which is bs he's quicker than everyone in class and is always on the last question when we leave). Then if he beats one of us in an exam, he gets really cocky and gloats about it. I feel this is pretty unfair.
    Asperger's. I think you mean gets, A*s and his.

    You don't know enough about him to make a judgement about what he needs. He might have different or more difficulties in an actual exam as opposed to classwork. He might only need it in his other subjects, but due to the system gets it in every exam.

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    I happen to know the OP and the person in question. I am not in the same class as the OP however I am in the same class as said person for two of my three subjects and two of his FIVE(we were only allowed 4 A-Levels at my school so there already lies an issue in equality). Whilst both of these subjects are essay writing subjects History and Classical Civilisation. The young man, who shall now be referred from this point on as "X" is deserving of extra time as he does struggle with time keeping in these subjects. HOWEVER, I have seen him do maths questions and he is unfathomably quick which is why I can understand OP's frustration at the extra time he gets in that subject.

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    That may be a serious issue in equality or it might not be. There are three legitimate reasons I can think of why a school might let some students take 5 A-levels and only let some take 4. These are GCSE grades, A-level choices(some combinations go better together) and whether the student applied to do 5. If you didn't get good enough grades, chose subjects that were very varied or didn't make the school aware that you wanted to do 5 then it's understandable.
    If you get extra time in one subject then you get it in them all. It's an unfair system in that way.

    This is unacceptable behaviour, but has nothing to do with exams.
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    (Original post by Clintbarton)
    Yes because obviously disabled people are all illiterate and will get poorer grades. What a disgustingly ignorant comment.
    Considering you are literally claiming that all disabled people deserve the same amount of extra time in exams regardless of ability, wouldn't you first have to assume that all disabled people will get worse grades than their peers, if they were given the same time frame in exams?

    I don't even know what you're arguing for anymore.
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    Not all autistic people deserve extra time.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Your title doesn't make much sense. You're asking why something belonging to an autistic gets extra time in exams.

    Asperger's. I think you mean gets, A*s and his.

    You don't know enough about him to make a judgement about what he needs. He might have different or more difficulties in an actual exam as opposed to classwork. He might only need it in his other subjects, but due to the system gets it in every exam.


    That may be a serious issue in equality or it might not be. There are three legitimate reasons I can think of why a school might let some students take 5 A-levels and only let some take 4. These are GCSE grades, A-level choices(some combinations go better together) and whether the student applied to do 5. If you didn't get good enough grades, chose subjects that were very varied or didn't make the school aware that you wanted to do 5 then it's understandable.
    If you get extra time in one subject then you get it in them all. It's an unfair system in that way.

    This is unacceptable behaviour, but has nothing to do with exams.
    He is literally the only student in the entirety of the Sixth Form that was allowed to take 5 A-Levels...
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    Some of you are quite obviously bitter. How pathetic.
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    (Original post by Maths465Man)
    I have just started treatment for an ASD called Aspergers Syndrome. Even though it makes science and maths quite easy. It makes subjective subjects like english really difficult. Your frustrations are based on the fact that this person is really intelligent and gets extra time which you believe to be unfair however, something you don't understand is that for maths and science he will probably get top marks however for english he will (probably) struggle as for people like us, it's difficult to understand how people operate and so trying to understand the author is an almost impossible task. Then you have to consider that you only get an hour and half to figure this out. Extra time is necessary in this circumstance. However, you can't just give him extra time in 'some' exams, you have to give him extra time in all exams because that's not fair on him to only have extra time in some exams.

    Finally, I would like to point out that exams aren't the end point of your life. You do your GCSE exams and then you do your A-Levels. Then, you may go to university. However, as soon as you get out of education, have you considered how difficult it will be for that person after he leaves school and he has to live in a world he doesn't understand?

    Just something to think about.
    i agree, i have a lot of trouble with all languages
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    If you learn how to do exams properly the extra time should be worthless to a "normal" individual.

    No point complaining, it should be making barely any difference in this case.
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    People can still achieve higher grades with or without extra time.

    That boy has a good reason to receive extra time, because of his disability.

    Just focus on yourself and do not entertain his arrogance.


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    I really disagree with you the idea of anyone having extra time as a whole. Surely exams are a test of how well you can do in an allocated time so it's pretty silly. No one in the real world is going to give you extra time for jobs and stuff. Extra time spoils people so much and they should rid of it so it's fair and prepares them for the future with time management.
    Rant over.
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    I hope I don't offend anybody but having autism is no excuse to act like an a-hole. From the description from the OP, I wouldn't like the guy myself. The autistic guy does not sound like he has a very pleasant personality. If someone knows they're smarter than me and brags about a high score, I'm going to dislike them.

    The fact he has autism is pretty irrelevant. His personality needs improvement. The OP is not judging him based on his autism. He is judging him on his cocky attitude. People are not aloud to express dislike about a person because they have autism or different from the majority? Lol.
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    (Original post by BantProliferator)
    He is literally the only student in the entirety of the Sixth Form that was allowed to take 5 A-Levels...
    Okay. As I said before, it depends on the situation. Do you know anyone else who wanted to do 5?
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    I need extra time in exams and I'm much slower at understanding questions than most people but nobody has ever suggested this to me.

    I'm always the last one in an exam who is rushing when everyone else has finished 10 minutes early.
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    a kid in my school, has aspergers or whatever it's called. He's more intelligent than anyone in the school, and retains information without doing hardly/much work and get's amazing grades. But the thing that gets me, is that he has an extra half an hour in every exam, despite him getting nearly 100 percent in everything and being predicted A*'s, he's excuse is that it takes his brain longer to function(which is bs he's quicker than everyone in class and is always on the last question when we leave). Then if he beats one of us in an exam, he gets really cocky and gloats about it. I feel this is pretty unfair.
    Because our brains do take longer to function and aspergers often comes with other problems such as fine and gross motor skills which mean we write slower or even can't write using a pen at all.

    I agree that he should not be gloating about getting amazing grades but bare in mind one of the hallmarks of aspergers is that they are not socially wired up thus he may not realise he is alienating you or anyone else by bragging.

    (Source: I have aspergers myself)
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Because our brains do take longer to function and aspergers often comes with other problems such as fine and gross motor skills which mean we write slower or even can't write using a pen at all.

    I agree that he should not be gloating about getting amazing grades but bare in mind one of the hallmarks of aspergers is that they are not socially wired up thus he may not realise he is alienating you or anyone else by bragging.

    (Source: I have aspergers myself)
    You just reminded me. I get extra time in exams but when I did my A levels I didnt. I studied economics [at A level] and I often found myself struggling for time in exams. If only I had had extra exam time then.
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    (Original post by SmileyVibe)
    I hope I don't offend anybody but having autism is no excuse to act like an a-hole. From the description from the OP, I wouldn't like the guy myself. The autistic guy does not sound like he has a very pleasant personality. If someone knows they're smarter than me and brags about a high score, I'm going to dislike them.

    The fact he has autism is pretty irrelevant. His personality needs improvement. The OP is not judging him based on his autism. He is judging him on his cocky attitude. People are not aloud to express dislike about a person because they have autism or different from the majority? Lol.
    One of the traits of autism and aspergers is that they are clueless as to when they are doing something considered socially inappropriate such as bragging or having bad personal hygiene. Please go and educate yourself on the autistic spectrum before calling people you don't know 'a-holes.'
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    (Original post by alexs2602)
    You just reminded me. I get extra time in exams but when I did my A levels I didnt. I studied economics [at A level] and I often found myself struggling for time in exams. If only I had had extra exam time then.
    Did your sixth form not let you apply for extra time? Mine did although bare in mind this was way back in 2010-2012
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Did your sixth form not let you apply for extra time? Mine did although bare in mind this was way back in 2010-2012
    The assessment that gave me my extra time wasn't until after I had done my A levels. I did my A levels before you, too.
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    Why shouldn't I get extra time, I may forget things that may come back to me later...yeah he's a right c u next tuesday about it. thing is he's not like the other kid with aspergers that obviously needs it, like he has to have someone with him all the time and spasms, but this other kid is fine and only thing proper wrong is being socially awkward.
 
 
 
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