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    I'm waiting for my A-level results however missed 5 weeks of college (the final 5) due to Ulcerative Colitis and medication. I have the diagnosis sheet from when i had my biopsy and an appointment letter from the specialist. What can I do with these if I miss my offer?
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    Did you apply for special consideration at the time?
    Did you let the uni know beforehand?
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Did you apply for special consideration at the time?
    Did you let the uni know beforehand?
    I read that the deadline for getting extra time ect in exams was February and I only went to the doctor in March. And no because I didn't know what they would be able to do, they'd probably have told me to wait to see what results i get?
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    I read that the deadline for getting extra time ect in exams was February and I only went to the doctor in March. And no because I didn't know what they would be able to do, they'd probably have told me to wait to see what results i get?
    Special consideration is for extra marks at the time of the exam. You needed to have applied soon after your last exam.

    Your referee could have mentioned it or put them on notice. You can let them know and they may take it into consideration.
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    (Original post by Piña colada)
    Sorry, this is completely irrelevant but I have the same condition. I am pretty nervous to start college in September (my recent endoscopy showed gastritis, duodenitis and 6 duodenal ulcers that have caused me to be anemic).

    How exactly did you manage long term?
    The main symptoms i get are urgency to go to the toilet and blood loss when i go. When it first flared in January i was getting a lot of discomfort too randomly throughout the day and lost my apatite. It was horrific I couldn't turn over when sleeping on either side without really bad pain and college was embarrassing as I'd avoid eating to avoid symptoms but then get a grumbling stomach so couldn't focus at all. In march i went to the doctors and was prescribed asacol 800mg an they relieved some of the pain when sleeping but i still had urgency to go to the bathroom.

    In may i was put on prednisone and that worked really well for the symptoms, i was only going to the toilet once a day and blood was less common too! However, the prednisone gave me really bad acne which meant my mental health was now decreasing :/. When i came off prednisone my symptoms came back again however im back on asacol now and taking 9 a day (recommended is 3-6) which seems to be helping with discomfort and sleep a lot as well as bowel movements so I think i'll have to stick to them.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Special consideration is for extra marks at the time of the exam. You needed to have applied soon after your last exam.

    Your referee could have mentioned it or put them on notice. You can let them know and they may take it into consideration.
    My reference was sent off with my ucas app in december? And i had no idea i was entitled to these.:/
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    My reference was sent off with my ucas app in december? And i had no idea i was entitled to these.:/
    You are entitled to be considered. Its only 1-5%, but that can make a grade difference. Talk to your head of year and they might contact the uni for you, but its up to them whether they think its significant or not.
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    You are entitled to be considered. Its only 1-5%, but that can make a grade difference. Talk to your head of year and they might contact the uni for you, but its up to them whether they think its significant or not.
    so am i entitled to this now even though all my papers would've been marked?
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    so am i entitled to this now even though all my papers would've been marked?
    If you have missed a lot of school then I assume that the school is aware of your condition. Special consideration only affects something that happens at the time of the exams but if you had a flare up during them then the school may well have applied already. The deadline for special consideration applications is meant to be early July but it was extended this year and it is possible to apply late in exceptional circumstances.
    Your best bet is to contact your head of sixth or exams officer now and ask - although you may not get an answer until after the exams come out..
 
 
 
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