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    If you are allowed extra time in A levels exams

    Will you be allowed this at uni?

    Edit Adhsur: I have rephrased your poll question so that it makes sense.
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    (Original post by boxersarecool)
    If you are allowed extra time in Alevels.

    Will you be allowed this at uni?
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    I don't have extra time in a exam but my friend does as she is dyslexic.

    (Original post by boxersarecool)
    If you are allowed extra time in A levels exams

    Will you be allowed this at uni?
    yes as long as you have proof you need it & talk to your uni disability people

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    I have no extra time but my friend has an injured wrist and gets extra time.
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    yes..but they then might say that really the "proof" report to satisfy external national boards is not sufficient for them..

    & send you off to be medically checked. for the billionth time in your life. :rolleyes:
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    surely u have 2 have proof in the 1st place 2 get it for exams?

    eg a report stating u dyslexic?
    do u reckon it is unusual for a dyslexic person 2 do eng at uni? my friend is doing this
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    i'm not dyslexic - that seems comparitively straightforward as these things go.. :rolleyes:

    & yes, i did have "proof" but it's the nature of proof they may query..

    i.e. my 6th form organised an educational psych./county specialist teacher to assess me.

    &my uni now want another medical specialist report as well (would have thought they could just request to see the file i've had growing in weight in the past 19 years which makes it quite obvious, but...)

    oh, & there are a few dyslexics i know of doing english at oxford, so i suppose not..?
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    (Original post by Elles)
    i'm not dyslexic - that seems comparitively straightforward as these things go.. :rolleyes:

    & yes, i did have "proof" but it's the nature of proof they may query..

    i.e. my 6th form organised an educational psych./county specialist teacher to assess me.

    &my uni now want another medical specialist report as well (would have thought they could just request to see the file i've had growing in weight in the past 19 years which makes it quite obvious, but...)

    oh, & there are a few dyslexics i know of doing english at oxford, so i suppose not..?
    I think they do it so that if there are any developments, they can reassess extra time and stuff; it seems a waste of time to me honestly, but as an independent body Oxford need to legitimise the "proof". :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    I think they do it so that if there are any developments, they can reassess extra time and stuff; it seems a waste of time to me honestly, but as an independent body Oxford need to legitimise the "proof". :rolleyes:
    oh yeah..that's all fair enough & the proctors were very nice & said i don't need to worry until after prelims...

    i just feel bad that i'm (most probably) going to waste someone's time at the JR after being effectively discharged from my own specialist at 18 (after 15 years) because everything's been deamed "stable".

    oh well..i (sadly) quite like visiting hospitals!
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    (Original post by Elles)
    oh yeah..that's all fair enough & the proctors were very nice & said i don't need to worry until after prelims...

    i just feel bad that i'm (most probably) going to waste someone's time at the JR after being effectively discharged from my own specialist at 18 (after 15 years) because everything's been deamed "stable".

    oh well..i (sadly) quite like visiting hospitals!
    You can do a lot in 30 minutes, and Oxford probable want to make sure that everyone who deserves extra times gets it; and those who's medical condition has improved, get help which is appropriate to their condition. It's a small price to pay when you consider the alternative would be to get rid of extra time altogether.
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    In my brother's private school, if you pay like £300 you can get extra-time in A level exams.
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    In my brother's private school, if you pay like £300 you can get extra-time in A level exams.
    :eek: Surely thats illegal, it certainly isnt fair.
    At my uni my friend had a really bad year (lost her house, split up with her long-term partner and lost het grandad) so she was give 'special consideration'. It isnt extra time but leniency (sp) when it comes to marking the exam.
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    I don't know about AS or A-level but at GCSE i often finish early, i definitely wouldn't pay for extra time.
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    It's not really bribary. You pay £300 to go on a course at the school for people with dyslexia, and if you're on this course you get extra time in exams. Trouble is, it is very open to abuse and people who don't have dyslexia are faking it and enrolling just for extra time.
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    Yeah this is commonplace in private schools; certainly people i know have done this. Seems very unfair i agree.
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    I think extra time is wrong and nobody should be entitled to it......cant have one rule for one and one for another
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    (Original post by Wise Man)
    I think extra time is wrong and nobody should be entitled to it......cant have one rule for one and one for another
    but what about people who are really bad dyslexics? my bf gets extra time cos he has quite bad dyslexia and it takes him ages to read stuff so he'd be at a disadvantage if he only got the normal amount of time and his grades would suffer cos of it and he actually is quite clever.

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    (Original post by lou p lou)
    but what about people who are really bad dyslexics? my bf gets extra time cos he has quite bad dyslexia and it takes him ages to read stuff so he'd be at a disadvantage if he only got the normal amount of time and his grades would suffer cos of it and he actually is quite clever.

    lou xxx

    Those people should sit seperate exams not the normal ones. These other exams would give them more time, whilst not allowing them to sit the normal exams. This way there mark would not affect the scaling of grades...which will be higher if people get extra time

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    Those people should sit seperate exams not the normal ones. These other exams would give them more time, whilst not allowing them to sit the normal exams. This way there mark would not affect the scaling of grades...which will be higher if people get extra time
    No, it shouldn't be higher if only people who need it have the appropriate amount of time. The extra time is to COMPENSATE for difficulties the candidate may have, so that the mark he/she gets is comparable to what he/she would have got if he/she did not have a disability. So it should not affect the scaling. yes, the system is not perfect, but extra-time candidates are still a minority and I highly doubt the grade scaling would be affected significantly by them, even though the system is imperfect.
 
 
 
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