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    I get really anxious about exams due to taking them in such a huge room with so many people. I've mentioned it at school and have been told I need a letter from my gp and then I can sit it in a smaller room away from most people.

    The anxiety stops me from sleeping, eating gives me panic attacks but with a few months of finishing the exams most of it goes. Can I still get a letter about it?
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    When are you sitting them? Are they GCSE's?
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    (Original post by TayaMH)
    I get really anxious about exams due to taking them in such a huge room with so many people. I've mentioned it at school and have been told I need a letter from my gp and then I can sit it in a smaller room away from most people.

    The anxiety stops me from sleeping, eating gives me panic attacks but with a few months of finishing the exams most of it goes. Can I still get a letter about it?
    Yes, it definitely sounds debilitating enough to warrant a letter from your GP.
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    (Original post by TayaMH)
    I get really anxious about exams due to taking them in such a huge room with so many people. I've mentioned it at school and have been told I need a letter from my gp and then I can sit it in a smaller room away from most people.

    The anxiety stops me from sleeping, eating gives me panic attacks but with a few months of finishing the exams most of it goes. Can I still get a letter about it?
    Hi there, get your parents to write a letter to the headteacher explaining your problem, as they do have a duty of care. Plus, they wouldn't want their results ruined by you panicking, would they?
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    (Original post by TayaMH)
    I get really anxious about exams due to taking them in such a huge room with so many people. I've mentioned it at school and have been told I need a letter from my gp and then I can sit it in a smaller room away from most people.

    The anxiety stops me from sleeping, eating gives me panic attacks but with a few months of finishing the exams most of it goes. Can I still get a letter about it?
    A change in exam arrangements are usually simple to arrange. It's an application for mitigating circumstances that's more tricky.

    Your exam anxiety sounds acute. Go to your GP and get yourself that letter. You don't want to put yourself at a disadvantage on those dates.
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    When are you sitting them? Are they GCSE's?
    Yes, they're GCSEs. I think I'm sitting them in June.
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    (Original post by TayaMH)
    Yes, they're GCSEs. I think I'm sitting them in June.
    yup if you're in year 10 now, you'll be sitting them from mid-may time, but it's best to get it sorted early.
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    (Original post by EdexcelAreIdiots)
    Hi there, get your parents to write a letter to the headteacher explaining your problem, as they do have a duty of care. Plus, they wouldn't want their results ruined by you panicking, would they?
    A letter from parents is unlikely to be sufficient - you have no idea how many parents demand that their child has to have a room on its own when the school has seen no evidence of need. It needs some form of unbiased support that the OP is unable to cope with large venues.
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    Alright DON't Worry you will get used to it after countless number of mocks
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    (Original post by Reversed Flash)
    Alright DON't Worry you will get used to it after countless number of mocks
    I doubt that, I've taken my english lang gcse and many mocks already each resulted in panic attacks and anxiety.
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    (Original post by EdexcelAreIdiots)
    Hi there, get your parents to write a letter to the headteacher explaining your problem, as they do have a duty of care. Plus, they wouldn't want their results ruined by you panicking, would they?
    Sorry for the slow reply, my parents are completely unaware of everything and I doubt my school would let me without a paid letter from the doctor.
 
 
 
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