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I was just wondering what the SQA procedure on this is to reassure myself.
I know that if you are too unwell to sit an exam, you have to provide a doctor's note. But can they still award you a grade based on your prelim? And would the grade be the same as that grade or would they improve it?
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Hi!
Someone in my family has just become ill - I'm hoping it's food poisoning and not a bug, but if it is a virus I probably will have caught it!
I was just wondering what the SQA procedure is to reassure myself.
I know that if you are too unwell to sit an exam, you have to provide a doctor's note. But can they still award you a grade based on your prelim? And would the grade be the same as that grade or would they improve it?
Thankfully I've already done the exams I was most worried about, just slightly panicky!
Thank you
If you are too unwell on the day, you'd need to ask your school to submit you for extenuating circumstances- https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/79042.html. This needs to be submitted either before or up to 10 working days after each affected exam.
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If you are too unwell on the day, you'd need to ask your school to submit you for extenuating circumstances- https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/79042.html. This needs to be submitted either before or up to 10 working days after each affected exam.
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Hi!
I was just wondering what the SQA procedure on this is to reassure myself.
I know that if you are too unwell to sit an exam, you have to provide a doctor's note. But can they still award you a grade based on your prelim? And would the grade be the same as that grade or would they improve it?
Thank you
A girl in the year above me last year got 69% in her modern studies prelim and 30/30 in her assignment, was ill on the exam day and got given a C. Unfortunately, they probably give you a grade lower than what you would probably have got to discourage people from just faking illnesses.
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