Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Do Exam Boards Take Situations Into Consideration? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Hi all, I have a question!.

    I am on several medications for tourettes sydrome, anxiety, OCD and depression. This, along with the disabilities themselves, makes revision hard. Don't get me wrong I work me absoloute butt off and most days do one to two hours of revision everyday (I'm only just sitting my first set of mocks in year 10). So, I was wondering if the people marking take situations like this into consideration. I usually get a grade 5 in most of the tests we do in class, but with my mental health anyway, I am anxious incase my tics or OCD happen to be bad on the exam and that's the reason why I end up failing.

    So, if anyone knows the answer to my question, or has gotten through their exams with similar problems, any reassurance will be massively appriciated.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Not an expert on this, but I don't think exam boards have any leniency on grades for any situation except for administration issues such as errors in exam papers. For learning disabilities like dyslexia you can get extra time, but your overall grade won't be determined separately to other students. What you can do, however, (if you were requiring for example certain grades to enter a sixth form college or for when you're applying for uni) is to tell whatever institute you're applying to about your "exceptional circumstances." This might involve filling in a form or proving how your conditions have affected your performance.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BlueDaNoob)
    Not an expert on this, but I don't think exam boards have any leniency on grades for any situation except for administration issues such as errors in exam papers. For learning disabilities like dyslexia you can get extra time, but your overall grade won't be determined separately to other students. What you can do, however, (if you were requiring for example certain grades to enter a sixth form college or for when you're applying for uni) is to tell whatever institute you're applying to about your "exceptional circumstances." This might involve filling in a form or proving how your conditions have affected your performance.
    That makes sense. I only asked because I just came across a BBC article on it, however it was from 2004, so it most likely would have changed. I do get extra time and get to sit the exams in a separate room which is helpful to an extent. I guess I can only do my best in the circumstances, and i will definitely contact me preferred collage about my circumstances.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.