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    My Granddad had major surgery just before my first exam, and I was told just before I went into the exam that he would die - thank goodness he didn't, but he had most of his bowel removed - and the entire week he's been in hospital, every night I've stayed up until the early hours waiting for my mum to come home and console her and as a result of his absence from my gran (as he's her primary carer) I've had to go and look after my gran too. There's still a strong risk he could die, and the past week has been an emotional roller coaster, and it has definitely affected my concentration and ability to revise Should I tell the school and apply for extenuating circumstances?
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    My Granddad had major surgery just before my first exam, and I was told just before I went into the exam that he would die - thank goodness he didn't, but he had most of his bowel removed - and the entire week he's been in hospital, every night I've stayed up until the early hours waiting for my mum to come home and console her and as a result of his absence from my gran (as he's her primary carer) I've had to go and look after my gran too. There's still a strong risk he could die, and the past week has been an emotional roller coaster, and it has definitely affected my concentration and ability to revise Should I tell the school and apply for extenuating circumstances?
    You should tell the school so that you can claim extenuating circumstances for your next exams. However, it's likely to be too late to claim anything for the exams you have already sat. Generally, you need to inform them as soon as possible after the exam, and it sounds like you have waited a week.
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    You should tell the school so that you can claim extenuating circumstances for your next exams. However, it's likely to be too late to claim anything for the exams you have already sat. Generally, you need to inform them as soon as possible after the exam, and it sounds like you have waited a week.
    That's very true, but I'm not one who likes to claim for extra help unless absolutely necessary, but in reality I've known it was affecting me, I just hoped I could be strong enough But thank you very much, I will let them know as soon as possible - and I suppose there is proof of when everything was happening so I might be able to let them know about the previous exams too, it's not like they've been marked yet :/ Thank you very much for your advice, I really appreciate it
 
 
 
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