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    Students diagnosed with Dyslexia will be given labels with the following text to attach to their scripts: This candidate has been reported as having been assessed as dyslexic. Markers of scripts are asked to take note of this, but any question of allowances to be made must be left for consideration at the meeting of the Board of Examiners held to determine the results.

    what does this mean the part I underlined?

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    I'd say it means that the exam markers are asked to consider the fact that the candidate has dyslexia but if they feel that they need to make any allowances for the particular candidate they will have to take it further to a meeting with the board of examiners before they can start to make the allowances.

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    (Original post by Mel1215)
    I'd say it means that the exam markers are asked to consider the fact that the candidate has dyslexia but if they feel that they need to make any allowances for the particular candidate they will have to take it further to a meeting with the board of examiners before they can start to make the allowances.

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    does this mean in terms of marking them less strictly?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    does this mean in terms of marking them less strictly?
    No, it means they mark them following the same rules as everyone else. However, should they feel the candidate has suffered because they are dyslexic they can bring it up at the examiners meeting to propose the candidate is given a higher mark in an appropriate area.

    For example, in a science/maths exam the examiner is unlikely to want to use his discretion to award a higher mark/band. However in an English exam where punctuation, grammar and spelling is awarded a susbstantial mark he may feel that they deserve a higher grade/band. If they feel this is so they cannot just award it off their own backs they would have to raise it at the examiners meeting so it can be discussed with more experienced markers/higher ups as to whether everyone else agrees they deserve a higher mark or not.

    The note doesn't automatically mean they'll raise the mark or even raise it to the board but it makes them aware of the potential problem.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Students diagnosed with Dyslexia will be given labels with the following text to attach to their scripts: This candidate has been reported as having been assessed as dyslexic. Markers of scripts are asked to take note of this, but any question of allowances to be made must be left for consideration at the meeting of the Board of Examiners held to determine the results.

    what does this mean the part I underlined?

    thank you
    Typically:

    - the marking will be done to the same standard by the initial marker (that is, you won't get any preferential treatment because you're dyslexic). This is because you should be given additional time to complete your papers.

    - however, if you have poor handwriting (say), the markers will spend that little more time to try to decipher what you've written, given your condition.

    - in the examiner's meeting, where they discuss people's performance, if you are near a borderline they will examine how you've done more closely and see whether your dyslexia might've affected your performance

    Basically - it means that your examiners are trying to treat you as fairly as possible. This is a good thing

    EDIT: or what RollerBall said
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    (Original post by shamika)
    Typically:

    - the marking will be done to the same standard by the initial marker (that is, you won't get any preferential treatment because you're dyslexic). This is because you should be given additional time to complete your papers.

    - however, if you have poor handwriting (say), the markers will spend that little more time to try to decipher what you've written, given your condition.

    - in the examiner's meeting, where they discuss people's performance, if you are near a borderline they will examine how you've done more closely and see whether your dyslexia might've affected your performance

    Basically - it means that your examiners are trying to treat you as fairly as possible. This is a good thing

    EDIT: or what RollerBall said

    thank you , cause also they mentioned that attached to my script they would put a dyslexic sticker to indicate the examiners if there were any poor spelling ,grammar e,t,c
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    thank you , cause also they mentioned that attached to my script they would put a dyslexic sticker to indicate the examiners if there were any poor spelling ,grammar e,t,c
    Yes, absolutely they should take that into account too. Try not to let it stress you out, and concentrate on doing your best
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    (Original post by shamika)
    Yes, absolutely they should take that into account too. Try not to let it stress you out, and concentrate on doing your best
    Thank you Shamika!

    Becasue I am taking chemistry and Biolgy exams, chemistry is mostly involved with calculation and biology I have to write a lot.

    But this does not mean that I will get lowered for marks because of them taking into consideration? thats why I am a bit worried
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    Thank you Shamika!

    Becasue I am taking chemistry and Biolgy exams, chemistry is mostly involved with calculation and biology I have to write a lot.

    But this does not mean that I will get lowered for marks because of them taking into consideration? thats why I am a bit worried
    The opposite; say they would knock off 2 marks for poor spelling in your Biology paper. Your first marker would see the sticker and not knock off those two marks because they'd see you're dyslexic.

    It definitely makes sure you get fair treatment. Note that good examiners won't just randomly bump up marks just because you're dyslexic; and I'm sure you wouldn't want that either.
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    (Original post by shamika)
    The opposite; say they would knock off 2 marks for poor spelling in your Biology paper. Your first marker would see the sticker and not knock off those two marks because they'd see you're dyslexic.

    It definitely makes sure you get fair treatment. Note that good examiners won't just randomly bump up marks just because you're dyslexic; and I'm sure you wouldn't want that either.
    oh ok, got it now! thank you so much again Shamika
 
 
 
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