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    If you become ill during an exam how do you prove your illness and what grades do the exam boards give you for your exam. Would they give you grades based on your previous performances or what your techer has predicted or what you got in any exams you sat in that particular season.

    Thanks for all replis, appreciate it

    If you're too unwell (proven by a doctor's note, appropriately dated, written on headed paper) to sit the exam, I think they go on predicted grades. But I have an idea that that only applies to one exam for each subject - so if you have three Latin exams, say, you have to do two of them for them then to take your predicted grade for the third. I'm not sure though, your exams officer should know.
    Otherwise you can get special consideration, where they add on a proprtion of the marks you actually got to make your overall grade.

    It depends whether you actually sit the exams or not. In either case, you'll need a note from your doctor to send to the exam boards. If you're too ill to do the exam, I think they'll use your predicted grades, any coursework you've done and any exams you have done to work out what you probably would have got. If you sit the exam anyway, they'll mark it leninetly and take your predicted grade, coursework grade and grades from other exams into account when giving you special consideration.

    Yeah...I have special consideration for my exams...phew!

    Dammit, should have used hayfever as an excuse...maybe next year...

    I have special consideration for year 10 drama - so basically my mark from year 11 overall is doubled to create a mark from year 10 and 11. I needed a doctors note and my examinations officer sorted it out. Its a good idea - especially for someone like me who has missed alot of school.
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