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    Hi! basically my main problem/issue is this : right at the beginning of my AS level, i started having seizures. I was off school alot due to this and i later got diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

    I am now at the end of my a2's and i have my exams fast approaching in the summer.

    the only course i want to do (optometry with a preliminary year at cardiff) requires the grades A B B, and i am really worried that i'm only going to get ABC - i do art (at grade A ) biology (B) and french (at a C for the moment. i need to push this up). My epilepsy affects my memory and my medication makes me very tired. When i concentrate too hard i start twitching (great in exams(!)

    i was wondering that during the application process, would my university take into consideration my disability? would they be lenient and let me in with ABC? it's literally the only thing i want to do im going to be applying to start in 2014. blarrrghh!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by KrelboyneChic)
    Hi! basically my main problem/issue is this : right at the beginning of my AS level, i started having seizures. I was off school alot due to this and i later got diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

    I am now at the end of my a2's and i have my exams fast approaching in the summer.

    the only course i want to do (optometry with a preliminary year at cardiff) requires the grades A B B, and i am really worried that i'm only going to get ABC - i do art (at grade A ) biology (B) and french (at a C for the moment. i need to push this up). My epilepsy affects my memory and my medication makes me very tired. When i concentrate too hard i start twitching (great in exams(!)


    i was wondering that during the application process, would my university take into consideration my disability? would they be lenient and let me in with ABC? it's literally the only thing i want to do im going to be applying to start in 2014. blarrrghh!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Course they do! In fact when they publish entry requirements they actually make allowances for those with disabilities or any other circumstances and they make it clear that they'd understand if there are external circumstances affecting your grades...good luck
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    (Original post by KrelboyneChic)
    Hi! basically my main problem/issue is this : right at the beginning of my AS level, i started having seizures. I was off school alot due to this and i later got diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

    I am now at the end of my a2's and i have my exams fast approaching in the summer.

    the only course i want to do (optometry with a preliminary year at cardiff) requires the grades A B B, and i am really worried that i'm only going to get ABC - i do art (at grade A ) biology (B) and french (at a C for the moment. i need to push this up). My epilepsy affects my memory and my medication makes me very tired. When i concentrate too hard i start twitching (great in exams(!)

    i was wondering that during the application process, would my university take into consideration my disability? would they be lenient and let me in with ABC? it's literally the only thing i want to do im going to be applying to start in 2014. blarrrghh!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You can apply for extenuating circumstances-talk to your exams officer about it. You'll most likely have to get a doctors note as proof, but it means the exam boards will be more lenient with you
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    You can apply for extenuating circumstances-talk to your exams officer about it. You'll most likely have to get a doctors note as proof, but it means the exam boards will be more lenient with you
    Special consideration only applies for events that happen close to the actual exams and it has to be applied for within a week of the last exam so it doesn't sound as if it would apply in this case. However, your college might be prepared to put something in your UCAS reference about it.
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    (Original post by KrelboyneChic)
    Hi! basically my main problem/issue is this : right at the beginning of my AS level, i started having seizures. I was off school alot due to this and i later got diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

    I am now at the end of my a2's and i have my exams fast approaching in the summer.

    the only course i want to do (optometry with a preliminary year at cardiff) requires the grades A B B, and i am really worried that i'm only going to get ABC - i do art (at grade A ) biology (B) and french (at a C for the moment. i need to push this up). My epilepsy affects my memory and my medication makes me very tired. When i concentrate too hard i start twitching (great in exams(!)

    i was wondering that during the application process, would my university take into consideration my disability? would they be lenient and let me in with ABC? it's literally the only thing i want to do im going to be applying to start in 2014. blarrrghh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Special consideration only applies for events that happen close to the actual exams and it has to be applied for within a week of the last exam so it doesn't sound as if it would apply in this case. However, your college might be prepared to put something in your UCAS reference about it.
    Actually, as data said, you may not get anything if nothing happens around your exams, but get your referee to mention how your epilepsy's affected your studies in your UCAS reference
 
 
 
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