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    Basically I've had this ongoing injury in my feet for about 16 months now and it keeps getting worse and worse, appointments here there and everywhere and plenty of days off because it's just too painful to get out of bed. The medication I'm on makes me unable to concentrate, and being in pain 24/7 gives me the concentration span of a toddler. My attendance is 73% because of it and I need AAB to meet my Uni offers. Is there any chance of my getting some sort of extra time/ special consideration in my exams whether it'd be a few extra marks or for Uni's to reconsider my offers?
    Thanks in advance

    PS. The doctors can't figure out what it is, just to throw a spanner in the works. I've seen 19 specialists about it and they're all baffled.
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    (Original post by jackhaugh)
    Basically I've had this ongoing injury in my feet for about 16 months now and it keeps getting worse and worse, appointments here there and everywhere and plenty of days off because it's just too painful to get out of bed. The medication I'm on makes me unable to concentrate, and being in pain 24/7 gives me the concentration span of a toddler. My attendance is 73% because of it and I need AAB to meet my Uni offers. Is there any chance of my getting some sort of extra time/ special consideration in my exams whether it'd be a few extra marks or for Uni's to reconsider my offers?
    Thanks in advance

    PS. The doctors can't figure out what it is, just to throw a spanner in the works. I've seen 19 specialists about it and they're all baffled.
    Wow i feel so sorry for you hope ir gets better soon i think youre best bet is talking to your exams officer about it as well as your head of sixthform/ college and your doctor coz they will have to write a note for proof so just ask people i would think you would get something but also mention it on your uni application coz they will take,it into consideration when giving you an offer
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    Wow i feel so sorry for you hope ir gets better soon i think youre best bet is talking to your exams officer about it as well as your head of sixthform/ college and your doctor coz they will have to write a note for proof so just ask people i would think you would get something but also mention it on your uni application coz they will take,it into consideration when giving you an offer
    I've already got all of my offers but as time goes on I'm getting increasingly worried that I won't get the grades! Thanks for your help though, I'll speak to my tutor and/or head of college tomorrow.
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    (Original post by jackhaugh)
    I've already got all of my offers but as time goes on I'm getting increasingly worried that I won't get the grades! Thanks for your help though, I'll speak to my tutor and/or head of college tomorrow.
    Glad i could help but i would definately chase it up good luck
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    (Original post by hycurrie)
    Wow i feel so sorry for you hope ir gets better soon i think youre best bet is talking to your exams officer about it as well as your head of sixthform/ college and your doctor coz they will have to write a note for proof so just ask people i would think you would get something but also mention it on your uni application coz they will take,it into consideration when giving you an offer
    Hi, sorry to hear of your pain.

    Unfortunately, you are very unlikely to get special consideration for your condition and if you were lucky enough to it would be only for 2-3% maximum. The maximum that can be given is 5% and that is for students who have literally lost parents in the direct lead up to the exam period. I know it sounds harsh but that's what the JCQ regs state. You could ah you're exams officer to contact the relevant awarding bodies to see if they can give an indication.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :-( xx
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    (Original post by ClaireRRobbins)
    Hi, sorry to hear of your pain.

    Unfortunately, you are very unlikely to get special consideration for your condition and if you were lucky enough to it would be only for 2-3% maximum. The maximum that can be given is 5% and that is for students who have literally lost parents in the direct lead up to the exam period. I know it sounds harsh but that's what the JCQ regs state. You could ah you're exams officer to contact the relevant awarding bodies to see if they can give an indication.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :-( xx
    Although they may be able to give you something else for example i got respite breaks so i could go outside for 5 minutes have a cool off and come back in and not lose any time.. and i know of people getting extra time and such things. Like i said before its atleast worth looking into and you can always contact the uni itself if you miss the grades to see if they will still consider you
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    As Claire has mentioned, you're unlikely to get any changes to your marks. However, as you say your attention span has dropped due to the pain/medication, you might be able to qualify for a short rest break in the middle of an exam? Speaking to your exam officer is probably your best bet, as they'll be able to talk through all the available exam considerations with you.
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    (Original post by ClaireRRobbins)
    Hi, sorry to hear of your pain.

    Unfortunately, you are very unlikely to get special consideration for your condition and if you were lucky enough to it would be only for 2-3% maximum. The maximum that can be given is 5% and that is for students who have literally lost parents in the direct lead up to the exam period. I know it sounds harsh but that's what the JCQ regs state. You could ah you're exams officer to contact the relevant awarding bodies to see if they can give an indication.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :-( xx
    That's a little bit harsh on anyone whose lost a parent, I'd be demanding a full grade for that! haha, thanks anyway though.
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    As Claire has mentioned, you're unlikely to get any changes to your marks. However, as you say your attention span has dropped due to the pain/medication, you might be able to qualify for a short rest break in the middle of an exam? Speaking to your exam officer is probably your best bet, as they'll be able to talk through all the available exam considerations with you.

    That would probably be of huge benefit to me, as on my last day I have a 2 hour economics exam followed straight by a 2.5 hour English exam as they're scheduled at the same time. God help me on June 19th! Thanks for your help
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    PS. The doctors can't figure out what it is, just to throw a spanner in the works. I've seen 19 specialists about it and they're all baffled.
    I would ask my doctor to write a letter to the school exams office explaining you need extra time because you are suffering from an as yet undiagnosed painful condition which effects your concentration and you will need regular breaks. The breaks will help give you more thinking time and you might possibly get extra time too. Unless you give it a go you won't know.

    If you don't mind me asking what is your foot problem, this is quite common in teens, has it been mentioned?

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/u...sciitis-basics
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    (Original post by Racoon)
    I would ask my doctor to write a letter to the school exams office explaining you need extra time because you are suffering from an as yet undiagnosed painful condition which effects your concentration and you will need regular breaks. The breaks will help give you more thinking time and you might possibly get extra time too. Unless you give it a go you won't know.

    If you don't mind me asking what is your foot problem, this is quite common in teens, has it been mentioned?

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/u...sciitis-basics
    Thanks a lot, I'll ask him in my next appointment. Yes, that's what they originally thought it was but I know have back, hip, knee and neck pain and haven't responded to any of the PF treatments so now they think it may be nerve related.
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    (Original post by jackhaugh)
    Thanks a lot, I'll ask him in my next appointment. Yes, that's what they originally thought it was but I know have back, hip, knee and neck pain and haven't responded to any of the PF treatments so now they think it may be nerve related.
    I'm really sorry to hear that, pain is awful. I hope you get it sorted soon.
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    (Original post by Racoon)
    I'm really sorry to hear that, pain is awful. I hope you get it sorted soon.
    Cheers Racoon, appreciate it.
 
 
 
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