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    If you notify your school and the exam board of you being unwell directly prior to the exam (in my case I had pretty debilitating tonsillitis), how many extra marks can you be entitled to? Like how does it work? I was just wondering, massive thanks to anyone who can help.. (y) (rep)
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    (Original post by anxiouslife)
    If you notify your school and the exam board of you being unwell directly prior to the exam (in my case I had pretty debilitating tonsillitis), how many extra marks can you be entitled to? Like how does it work? I was just wondering, massive thanks to anyone who can help.. (y) (rep)

    I looked this up after I dislocated a rib the day before a maths A2 paper & my teacher applied for it using a medical report from my gp (you may have t pay for this) - you have to apply for it before or at the time of the exam, and you have to have evidence.

    It varies a little depending on how bad the extenuating circumstances are. My exam was Edexcel, and my injury was considered to fit into the moderate category, which I think was only about a 5% increase in raw marks. When this is translated into UMS it has very little effect on your grade.
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    To be honest no point. The marks they give you are so little it doesn't matter. I had Tonsilitus for my exam and I knew the small marks they give dont really matter. I wanted to get a doctors note but my g.p wouldnt give me one. I was told if I wanted one i had to go through this long arduous process.

    However I wish I did it because UNI's apparently take into consideration the medical circumstances and lord behold I was a couple marks off the next grade up.
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    (Original post by anxiouslife)
    If you notify your school and the exam board of you being unwell directly prior to the exam (in my case I had pretty debilitating tonsillitis), how many extra marks can you be entitled to? Like how does it work? I was just wondering, massive thanks to anyone who can help.. (y) (rep)
    It has to be done by early July. The most you can get is 5%, for tonsilitis it is more likely to be 2-3%.u can't tell from you results whether you got it or not or how much, but your exam officer will know if the application was accepted.
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    (Original post by Cyphrex)
    To be honest no point. The marks they give you are so little it doesn't matter. I had Tonsilitus for my exam and I knew the small marks they give dont really matter. I wanted to get a doctors note but my g.p wouldnt give me one. I was told if I wanted one i had to go through this long arduous process.

    However I wish I did it because UNI's apparently take into consideration the medical circumstances and lord behold I was a couple marks off the next grade up.
    ok so everyone seems to have ASKED for special consideration but last week when my A2 results came out i was surprised to see that my maths and further maths papers were under special consideration even though i didnt ask for it they also said that the reason is bcoz my total paper marks dont match the individual paper marks blah blah .....do you have any idea why that is??? also will they decrease my ums??? omg im so worried...they gave me an A fr math but its jus on the pass mark ..as in 480/600 ..if i lose one more mark im gonna get a B!!!(NOOOO) will they reduce my marks??? thank you soo much in advance
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    Your post is a bit incoherent but I'm trying to make sense of it.

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    ok so everyone seems to have ASKED for special consideration but last week when my A2 results came out i was surprised to see that my maths and further maths papers were under special consideration
    How could you tell?

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    even though i didnt ask for it
    Before special consideration can be applied for, you have to give you permission for the information to be shared with the exam board.

    (Original post by JAY GIRRL)
    they also said that the reason is bcoz my total paper marks dont match the individual paper marks blah blah
    Having marks that don't add up is not a reason for getting special consideration. Are you saying that 'they' (whoever they is) think that you must have been awarded special consideration because your total UMS exceeds the UMS of the individual units within Further Maths?

    (Original post by JAY GIRRL)
    you .....do you have any idea why that is??? also will they decrease my ums??? omg im so worried...they gave me an A fr math but its jus on the pass mark ..as in 480/600 ..if i lose one more mark im gonna get a B!!!(NOOOO) will they reduce my marks??? thank you soo much in advance
    Was there any reason for your school to have applied for special consideration for you during the exams? (your illness, serious illness or death of a close relative? etc.)

    Do you understand the rules around which units can go in Maths and which in FM?
    (Maths - C1, C2, C3, C4 and any 2 applied units ending in 1 or a matched pair of 1 & 2 (e.g. M1 & M2).
    Further Maths - FP1, at least 1 from FP2 and FP3 and then anything else not used in Maths.)

    Have you double checked all the unit scores you have ever had in Maths units and checked that there really is a mismatch between the unit totals and the overall grades awarded?
 
 
 
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