Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Well my grandmother died last week so I was away all of last week for her funeral in America. Now I just had a follow up appointment with my psychiatrist and I've been diagnosed with moderate to severe ADHD and been given medication. I was wondering if I would be given any special consideration for my ADHD and maybe be given any extra time?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roopy411)
    Well my grandmother died last week so I was away all of last week for her funeral in America. Now I just had a follow up appointment with my psychiatrist and I've been diagnosed with moderate to severe ADHD and been given medication. I was wondering if I would be given any special consideration for my ADHD and maybe be given any extra time?
    Why not ask your school????
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SunnyBoys)
    Why not ask your school????
    Won't be able to ask until tuesday, and just want some reassurance or information to put me at ease.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You would almost certainly get Special Consideration, given that your grandmother had died, it will be something between 3-5% extra. In terms of extra time, you would need to see the special needs department at your school to see if it affects the way you work in exams; in any case, it's probably too late to get it for this exam series.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roopy411)
    Well my grandmother died last week so I was away all of last week for her funeral in America. Now I just had a follow up appointment with my psychiatrist and I've been diagnosed with moderate to severe ADHD and been given medication. I was wondering if I would be given any special consideration for my ADHD and maybe be given any extra time?
    you'd definielty get 5%, sorry to hear about your loss, must be tough. Try not to thnik about it. Good luck
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    My condolences.
    Keep at your work. Don't let the diagnosis demotivate you.
    I would assume that you will get extra time etc., but only they can let you know
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    have fun using the legal Meth they give you to treat the heavily over diagnosed ADHD. Also if you were diagnosed In america, i would go to a UK doctor, since american doctor are extremely unreliable when it comes to ADHD.

    People with severe/real ADHD, now thats a sad sight and need research into. Other peoples ''ADHD'' are a joke... But you get legal meth, so i guess its worth it.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    As has been mentioned, it's probably too late. You should have an exams officer at your school? They can advise you on both matters.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    A few people have said it's probably too late, but I got my stuff through a day or 2 before the exam.

    (mine was only coloured paper and an overlay though!)
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    You'd only get extra time if the school feel you need it. A diagnosis alone won't give you extra time.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rimstone)
    have fun using the legal Meth they give you to treat the heavily over diagnosed ADHD. Also if you were diagnosed In america, i would go to a UK doctor, since american doctor are extremely unreliable when it comes to ADHD.

    People with severe/real ADHD, now thats a sad sight and need research into. Other peoples ''ADHD'' are a joke... But you get legal meth, so i guess its worth it.
    who pissed in your cheerios?
    just an idea, but it might be a good idea to keep your invalidation to yourself. someone who has just experienced the loss of a family member doesnt need to hear it. (:

    @ op
    you will almost definitely get special consideration due to the loss of a family member (im sorry about that, by the way).
    however, i dont think youll be able to get extra time as it is too late for this series of exams. anything that you need to apply directly to the exam boards for (im pretty sure extra time is covered in this) is probably off the table now. there are other arrangements that may help you that you do not need to send off for, though, and they may be available and helpful for you.
    best of luck with your exams! ☆
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roopy411)
    Well my grandmother died last week so I was away all of last week for her funeral in America. Now I just had a follow up appointment with my psychiatrist and I've been diagnosed with moderate to severe ADHD and been given medication. I was wondering if I would be given any special consideration for my ADHD and maybe be given any extra time?
    Presumably your school knows why you missed school last week so your exams officer may already be primed to apply for special consideration for your grandmother dying. If not talk to whoever authorised the time off and they should talk to the Exams Officer. It would probably make 2-3% difference, no more.

    Talk to your SEN person about the ADHD diagnosis. She will need to see the Psychiatrist's report but even then it may not be possible as your school needs evidence that you consistently fail to finish tests within the time allowed. If they don't have that they they shouldn't apply for extra time.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.