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    I'm sitting Advanced Highers this year and already have unconditionals for uni but I'm still really wanting to pass my subjects this year. Since last summer I have been collapsing regularly, it reached the stage in the first term where I was off most days or being sent home ill. This problem was being investigated by the hospital but it went away for a while. In the last few weeks however I have started collapsing again and started missing school but my first speaking exam is in less than two weeks and my next is the week after that. I've missed a lot of school and therefore lessons already and it's not likely that I'll be in much before my exams.

    Does anyone have any advice on whether I should apply for extenuating circumstances and if so how to go about that?
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    Your tutor (and I think SENCO) should have advice on how to apply. Basically, you should apply if you're having a problem (such as health or family) which affects your ability to do the exams / study. However, because you have unconditionals, I don't see how it's going to make a huge amount of difference.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Your tutor (and I think SENCO) should have advice on how to apply. Basically, you should apply if you're having a problem (such as health or family) which affects your ability to do the exams / study. However, because you have unconditionals, I don't see how it's going to make a huge amount of difference.
    Thanks! I spoke to my guidance teacher today and I've been told that she'll speak to the school SQA coordinator for me but that it should be fine. It's not going to make a huge difference besides the fact that I'm going to China for a year on a scholarship so a good grade in Mandarin is important to me. I may not need the grades but it's pointless to fail everything because I'm otherwise ill.
 
 
 
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