Missing A2 exam due to mental ill health Watch
I'm concerned that OCR reward me with special consideration to calculate a grade from the average of my previous examinations as the GP mentioned the A2 exams bringing me stress. A part of me wishes she didn't mention that in the letter as exams cause stress and that's just life when there's a bigger picture to it. And I also got very low grades in the same 2 exams the year previously and I don't want them to think I'm picking the 'easy way' out.
Other people have said it will be hard for OCR to turn it down and deny that such an event isn't a good enough reason to say it didn't impair me during the examination period.
I thought I'll turn to TSR to hear what everyone else will think on whether OCR think I was ill enough to calculate an average from my previous units? (the JCQ guidelines simply just state that the candidate must be 'ill')
Exam stress is specifically not an acceptable reason for special consideration. The reasoning being that everyone is taking exams so there is a level playing field and no reason why you should get different treatment. If there are other reasons for your stress then it might be an acceptable reason. That said, exam boards do sometimes break their own rules when awarding special consideration so I could be wrong..