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    Hi All,

    Like everyone else has I too have been putting in my 100% to achieve my grades at the end of A2 in hopes to get into university with the required grades of AAB

    However, the morning of my second exam I heard the news that an 'extended' family member (cousin) whom I was very close to had committed suicide and I haven't been mentally well since

    To make it worse I couldn't go to the funeral due to having to attend a chemistry exam that day.

    The exams staff at school have said they will apply for special consideration but I'm not sure how this process works and if its just an excuse? I thought I would come to this forum as I'm sure there have been students that have been in much worse conditions and may have had to go through a similar process

    Also, does anyone have clarification about resit policy for old spec

    Many thanks

    Justwantunihelp


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    Hi All,

    Like everyone else has I too have been putting in my 100% to achieve my grades at the end of A2 in hopes to get into university with the required grades of AAB

    However, the morning of my second exam I heard the news that an 'extended' family member (cousin) whom I was very close to had committed suicide and I haven't been mentally well since

    To make it worse I couldn't go to the funeral due to having to attend a chemistry exam that day.

    The exams staff at school have said they will apply for special consideration but I'm not sure how this process works and if its just an excuse? I thought I would come to this forum as I'm sure there have been students that have been in much worse conditions and may have had to go through a similar process

    Also, does anyone have clarification about resit policy for old spec

    Many thanks

    Justwantunihelp


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    Hi,

    First of all I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine how hard it must be for you and my thoughts are with you at this time.
    As for the special consideration process, at my college anyway, it is relatively straight forward - I came down with glandular fever a fortnight before my first exam so I can only advise in terms of illness but it is quite similar. Firstly, you need to obtain a special consideration form from your school, I got mine from my head of year because I am very close to him but you could ask any teacher you feel comfortable asking or just go straight to your exams officer. The form itself asks for quite a bit of detail, there are a few boxes to tick to describe your condition and later there is a box where you are expected to go into detail about the event and how it has affected your exam performance. Don't go into too much detail if it is too painful, they will clearly be able to understand how this has badly affected you.

    The only other thing to bare in mind is some schools will advise you to get some kind of supporting evidence, like for me I got a doctors note proving I am ill. Its best to talk to your exams officers to see what they advise you to do. If you are planning on going to university in September I would recommend keeping a copy of all of your special consideration forms and evidence just in case you miss your offer - this was advised to me by my firm choice after I informed them of my situation.

    I hope this eases your mind a bit and good luck with your exams
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    Hi All,

    Like everyone else has I too have been putting in my 100% to achieve my grades at the end of A2 in hopes to get into university with the required grades of AAB

    However, the morning of my second exam I heard the news that an 'extended' family member (cousin) whom I was very close to had committed suicide and I haven't been mentally well since

    To make it worse I couldn't go to the funeral due to having to attend a chemistry exam that day.

    The exams staff at school have said they will apply for special consideration but I'm not sure how this process works and if its just an excuse? I thought I would come to this forum as I'm sure there have been students that have been in much worse conditions and may have had to go through a similar process

    Also, does anyone have clarification about resit policy for old spec

    Many thanks

    Justwantunihelp


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    Sorry for your loss, it must be a very traumatic way to lose someone close.
    It is likely a small % adjustment will be made to your results. The maximum allowed is 5% of the available marks but that is reserved for the loss of a very close family member such as parent or sibling.

    If it has affected your performance greatly and you do need to resit, the examiners will be setting AS and A2 papers for all reformed subjects next summer. You may have to hunt around for a centre that will offer them to private candidates but you should be able to do them.



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    Ok thankyou both very much, this information has been great, thankyou x


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