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    (Attempting to make this as brief as possible, apologies in advance )

    So, I'm currently Mid-AS exams and they're going...well, they're kinda meh-tastic. I came out of GCSE with all A*s and As and so I was confident going into AS. Though throughout the year i've been struck with recurring tonsillitis (oh no...not tonsillitis...), but not regular tonsillitis. It constantly would completely block my throat to where I would struggle to breathe, sleep, drink or eat. I would often only have a tiny gap where my tonsils hadn't been blocking my throat. I have been to the hospital four times in the year to stop the swelling so that I could well...function. But, after waiting since November and having four push backs, I finally get to have the operation the week after my exams end, and I'd be able to provide any medical documents to the exam board if they required it.

    What worries me is, mid-exams, it's beginning to come back and it puts me in so much pain, I don't want to spend any more time off (considering I'm already around 4 1/2 weeks down overall due to this), let alone risk missing an exam. Is there any point applying for special consideration? Would they only look at what's occurring now, or the recurring illness throughout the year? I'm not really relying on the small percentage to boost my grades (Expected AABB from college, realistically looking at BBCD), I was just wondering if this would help at all? Or if there was some other way in notifying the exam board (or universities, which is my main worry here), that the reason I'm doing worse than expected was this annoyance??
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    (Attempting to make this as brief as possible, apologies in advance )

    So, I'm currently Mid-AS exams and they're going...well, they're kinda meh-tastic. I came out of GCSE with all A*s and As and so I was confident going into AS. Though throughout the year i've been struck with recurring tonsillitis (oh no...not tonsillitis...), but not regular tonsillitis. It constantly would completely block my throat to where I would struggle to breathe, sleep, drink or eat. I would often only have a tiny gap where my tonsils hadn't been blocking my throat. I have been to the hospital four times in the year to stop the swelling so that I could well...function. But, after waiting since November and having four push backs, I finally get to have the operation the week after my exams end, and I'd be able to provide any medical documents to the exam board if they required it.

    What worries me is, mid-exams, it's beginning to come back and it puts me in so much pain, I don't want to spend any more time off (considering I'm already around 4 1/2 weeks down overall due to this), let alone risk missing an exam. Is there any point applying for special consideration? Would they only look at what's occurring now, or the recurring illness throughout the year? I'm not really relying on the small percentage to boost my grades (Expected AABB from college, realistically looking at BBCD), I was just wondering if this would help at all? Or if there was some other way in notifying the exam board (or universities, which is my main worry here), that the reason I'm doing worse than expected was this annoyance??
    It would probably just be best to go the exams officer and make them aware of what's going on, they'll then tell you your next steps.
 
 
 
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