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    If you get special considerations for your exam being disturbed what happens?
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    The exam board will be informed of your circumstances and may decide to add a certain percentage onto whatever you get to make up for the disadvantages you suffered.
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    I thought you get extra time to complete the exam when you get disturbed or something.
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    lol not in this case... as the disturbance happened after the exam board would have had a chance to authorise any extra time..
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    (Original post by ArchiBoi)
    lol not in this case... as the disturbance happened after the exam board would have had a chance to authorise any extra time..
    Out of curiosity, what actually happened?
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    i cannot say due to the situation lol - and that I cannot tell any other people till what happened is sorted out - i will let u all know on aug 18th
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    Generally, you get at max 2%.

    The speical consideration guidelines are (there are higher ones, but haven't included):
    2%
    Probably the most common category of allowance. The majority of
    cases might fall within this category:
    minor illness during the examination series, or more serious illness in
    months leading up to examinations; broken limb on the mend; recent
    viral illness; concussion or effects of pregnancy (not pregnancy per
    se); hay fever on the day of an examination; allowance on last paper
    taken in a day when candidate has exceeded 5 hours 30 minutes at
    GCSE or 6 hours at AS/A level; death of family pet on day of
    examination.
    1% Reserved for more minor problems:
    noise during examination which is more than momentary; illness of
    another candidate in examination room; death of family pet just
    before examination; stress or anxiety for which medication has been
    prescribed; minor ailments; headache; minor upset arising from
    administration problems, such as wrong time allocated.
    0% Consideration was given but the addition of marks was considered
    inappropriate.
    Fire alarm or other noise of very short duration, such as a mobile
    phone ringing. Instances where additional time was given by the
    Centre to overcome the problem.

    The last sentence is interesting, which implies they can add a few minutes.
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    only 2% for illness? really?!? even if you were hospitalised? Do you know what happens if your dont sit the exam at all due to illness?
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    During my AS exams, we had our three geog exams in a row, just about to start the second exam, our teacher opened the exam papers up infront of us as they do, and there was supposed to be 30 papers in it and there was 10! And the problem was the paper contained like 4 inserts of coloured OS maps, photos etc and our school hasnt got a coloured photocopier (poor state school i know!!) and basically it kinda ****ed it all up, we had to stop like 3 times during the exam, swop inserts with people so u ended up having a limited time on each q and could not got back to it. So basically the exam board ****ed it up and they rounded up the grades by loads, i got 100% in that paper and i missed out 2 questions!! (haha) So if u was disturbed and it was in any way the exam boards fault you'l be fine,could even end up getting a better grade!!
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    I hope I get some consideration. During my Law AS exam I was sat by the window, with someone girl outside SCREAMING down the phone to her friend, and then SCREAMING the conversation to her other friend that was about 10 metres away.
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    We had a fire alarm in Computing exam yesterday - lasted about 5 minutes and it was the result of a powercut in the village, we had 3 minutes time added on to our exam and had to write "Alarm - 9:24" in the margin of where we were in the paper. Hope I get an extra 1%!

    ~Ian
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    We had to leave in the middle of our german listening exam, because we were in the sports hall with every1 else and for A-level listenings you can listen as many times as you want so you have headphones and your own tape player - and we were disturbing the Physics A2 students - so they got 5 extra minutes

    If you were actually hospitalised then they'd probably end up taking your mock grade

    I know how you feel about the geog exam...
    My music GCSE back in the day they didn't send enough papers and we had to phone the exam board to say can we copy them?? and then have them photocopied, but then the photocopier muffed up so we ended up starting 2 hours late!! :eek:
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    On the Special Consideration form, they (I think) ask for mock grades and/or students "of a comparable standard", and take it from there. It has to be completed by the Head of Centre.

    The higher consideration bands:

    5%
    This is the maximum allowance and will be reserved for the most
    exceptional cases, such as:
    terminal illness of the candidate; terminal illness of a parent; recent
    bereavement of a member of the immediate family; serious and
    disruptive domestic crises leading to acute anxiety about the family.
    4%
    Very serious problems such as:
    incapacitating illness of candidate or member of immediate family;
    major surgery at or near the time of the examination; severe disease;
    severe car accident; recent bereavement of member of extended
    family; severe or permanent bodily injury occurring at the time of the
    examinations; domestic crisis at time of examinations.
    3%
    A more common tariff category. Many more cases will fall into this
    group, including:
    recent traumatic experience such as death of a close friend or
    distant relative; recent illness of a more serious nature; flare-up of
    severe congenital conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, severe asthmatic attack; recently broken limbs; organ disease; physical
    assault trauma before an examination; recent domestic crisis;
    witnessing a distressing event on day of examination.
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    yeah i've had a special consideration too, some yr 9 idiots during out yr 11 gcse 10 hour art exam kept lettin the fire bell off n running onto the field to protest against something so every 2 seconds it was going off >.<
 
 
 
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