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    Hi, dont wanna bore you all with my life story but basically I've been having a problem with depression and severe mental health issues but I've only just got my appointment through for an appointment with a specialist. Ive also just come out of a physically and psychologically abusive relationship, my ex locked me in the house the morning of one of my exams (we had a house together 25 miles away from uni) and for the other two I was too scared to leave and being blackmailed to stay. Of course there is no proof for this though. I don't want to drop out because thats what he wanted and I did relatively well in my first year (I should be going into my 3rd in September) but I just would like the opportunity to resit in August. What do you think my chances are?
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    (Original post by Shannon1329)
    Hi, dont wanna bore you all with my life story but basically I've been having a problem with depression and severe mental health issues but I've only just got my appointment through for an appointment with a specialist. Ive also just come out of a physically and psychologically abusive relationship, my ex locked me in the house the morning of one of my exams (we had a house together 25 miles away from uni) and for the other two I was too scared to leave and being blackmailed to stay. Of course there is no proof for this though. I don't want to drop out because thats what he wanted and I did relatively well in my first year (I should be going into my 3rd in September) but I just would like the opportunity to resit in August. What do you think my chances are?
    You will only be able to resit if you fail - you cannot resit in order to improve a poor pass mark.

    The Extenuating Circumstances process may have bumped up your original mark. However if the Exam Board has already sat to ratify marks, then you're too late. Check your uni's regulations and exam marking timetable, urgently. The fact that you have recorded GP visits and onward referrals, should be enough to back you up and provide proof. I'm just concerned that you've missed the boat.
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    Do you have any police reports? Unfortunately, claiming that you were locked inside by someone on the day of your exams is not going to be taken seriously unless there is police evidence. You may, however, be able to get your doctor to backdate a letter that details your mental health issues and that may be accepted as extenuating circumstances.

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    You will only be able to resit if you fail - you cannot resit in order to improve a poor pass mark.

    The Extenuating Circumstances process may have bumped up your original mark. However if the Exam Board has already sat to ratify marks, then you're too late. Check your uni's regulations and exam marking timetable, urgently. The fact that you have recorded GP visits and onward referrals, should be enough to back you up and provide proof. I'm just concerned that you've missed the boat.
    Well given that OP didn't even leave the house on the day of the exams, I don't think a poor pass mark is possible.
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    yes if you fail you can resit in august, which most unis cap at a mark at a 3rd. So deep breath ring the uni and ask and then get studying xx
 
 
 
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