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    Hi
    Can anyone tell me what u need to get special consideration cos i am not feeling very well and have exams comin up very soon?
    Also how bad do u have to be to get this condiseration?
    and how many marks do i get for it ?
    Thanks
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    You will need a doctor's note for proof that you are not feeling well. I don't think you get marks for it.
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    You get a certain percentage increase and apply after uve taken your exams. Its something like 1% if your cat dies, 3% if you break your leg etc etc... If you're really ill you can probs get quite a bit and it can make a difference... its well worth it.
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    I didn't get any. I was sick and took the exam and then went home and missed the afternoon exam, and still didn't get anything extra for the one I actually took.
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    I think it has to be quite bad for you to get special consideration. If it's something quite trivial like a headache, a cold or a stomach ache, I wouldn't bother, but if it's something a bit more serious that you could see a doctor for, it's worth getting them to write you a note. After your exam, give it to your exams officer and ask him/her to send it off to the exam board for you. I'm not sure whether you get marks added on or whether they just mark it more leniently than they would otherwise, but in any case, every little helps!
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    hmm....
    maybe i should get my doc to do that i just went to see him an hr ago but can always go again b4 my friday exams. but to be honest if im well on thursday and the exam day (friday) then i will work hard and hopefully do well without the need to feel guilty about gettn free marks.
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    i have the same kinda problem...about 2 weeks ago i came down with what the doctor thought was glandular fever. after some blood tests the doctor said the illness is still sufficient to get a note, so he suggested i tell the examinations officer at school about it asap and he (the doctor) would then make a note out when necessary BUT from it isnt easy to get a doctors note, ive had this illness for best part of a month and ive needed more than one blood test.

    if you get a doctors note, the big thing is not about the extra marks - its the fact that if you miss your grades for uni by say one grade, u can explain to the uni that you had an illness (and have medical records to prove it) that hindered revision and your exams, and hopefully they will be understanding enough to reconsider your place.
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    Yes that happened you me last year, I was in a car accident (broke my nose, finger, bruised ribs, eye, face) a few days prior the examination. However, I still sat the exams moreover with a medical note from doctor explaining my circumstances to the examining body. I am not sure about if they increased my grade (did not get at great grade).
    Anyhow,I will be retaking those modules again on Thursday, Wish me luck!!

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    I don't want extra marks or anything but I'm curious as to whether I would be entitled to them. My gran died a month ago...
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    there was a recent article in the sunday times discussing special consideration - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...602965,00.html
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    So I could get an extra 5%, potentially...but I don't want it...
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    (Original post by -Sian-)
    So I could get an extra 5%, potentially...but I don't want it...
    I don't think I would either. It would feel like benefiting from the death of a loved one and that's not right. Plus I'd want to know I actually deserved my grades. Sorry to hear about your gran
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    My friend had mumps and missed his Pure Maths 3 exam yesterday. He had the option to take it or to stay at home. It's quite amusing really as if he had taken it he would have had to do it in a special room full of the mumps kids. He didn't bother and instead the board will give him the mysterious 'estimated grade'. They don't actually disclose their method of coming up with this grade but I think they look at performance in other modules and also how difficult your school or college found the paper. For example, if, on average, each person drops 5 marks from another module, they will make adjustments to compensate. It's pretty rsiky I suppose but stress free and you get an extra day off. My friend collapsed in her maths exam last year and got awarded the average mark for her other two modules for that module. You really do need a doctor's note though so - unless you're a really good actor and can control things like your body temperature - just sit the exam and stop whinging! :rolleyes:
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    its too much headache gettn this sp. consideration thing. Might aswel leave it and as i said earlier i hope to work hard in the next 2 days and hopefully do well without the need to feel guilty about gettn free marks.
    thanks for all yr help

    what do u think about the whole idea of special consideration ?
    any more views?

    if yr pet dies u get some extra % right? so what if you drop yr ant farm on the floor and they all die somehow lol ,
    earn full marks without even needing to take the exam
    (no offence to those who have lost a loved ant in the past :p: )
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    (Original post by -Sian-)
    I don't want extra marks or anything but I'm curious as to whether I would be entitled to them. My gran died a month ago...
    same happened to me
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    i had an operation a week ago on my neck! would this count for special consideration?
    Still worrying about my biopsy results.
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    lol, I doubt it Jamie!!! Good try though!!!

    I'm worried I might have cancer would this get my special consideration???

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    id be surprised if the neck operation didnt get you special consideration

    i think the special consideration system is ok - i dont think people should feel guilty about claiming special consideration if they are genuinely ill and feel that if they had been well they could have revised better - i for example have missed the best part of two weeks revision because of my illness, and i dont feel guilty about applying for it because i think if i wasnt given special consideration it would be unfair. having said that i think the boards policy on giving marks for headaches and hayfever is slightly off - anyone can fake a headache, and i suffer from hayfever fairly badly and i dont think its serious enough to warrant special consideration (unless its to the point where someone cant breathe!)

    the dog things a bit daft too. whats stopping people buying a dog, killing it then claiming its a bereavement?! slightly extreme yes :-D but i wouldnt be surprised if someone did it!
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    (Original post by bdot)
    anyone can fake a headache, and i suffer from hayfever fairly badly and i dont think its serious enough to warrant special consideration (unless its to the point where someone cant breathe!)
    hayfever is f*ckin annoying in an exam- to the point where it becomes impossible to actually write because you are constantly blowing your nose, sneezing and struggling to read the paper due to blurry vision.

    http://www.jcgq.org.uk/common/search...ideration+form

    This is where ya'll get your special consideration application forms- think it's one per exam. let the excuses begin!
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    One kid in my school got special consideration and thus an A* for his GCSE English Literature, and no one knows why, although apparently it may have been for his awful handwriting.
 
 
 

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