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I'm feeling pretty ropey and have been throwing up essentially all day today and all of yesterday. I'll probably be better by tonight/tomorrow, but if it continues until my exam tomorrow - what do I do?

If I attend the exam will I be given any extra marks? what if I'm too ill to even sit the exam? will I need a doctor's note? is that even allowed? what will happen to my grade? etc etc

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I think if you are OK tomorrow morning you should sit the exam and get one of those special consideration forms.
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Get your mum to ring in and ask, but a docs note should be ok, but they might make you sit it at homoe and an invigilator come to your house.
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tough ****.
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Get a doctor's note and do the exam. Is it possible for you to do the exam in January instead? When I was off in Year 13 (just had an operation) the exams I'd missed then, I had to do in June.
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Would you be able to do it in an empty classroom with an invigilator that's close to a toilet?
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Depends. In extreme circumstances they will use your predicted grade as the mark you got on that paper. In others, special considerations are given, yet in other cases it's tough ****.
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Oh no, poor you! If you're ill, but able to think and write, definitely get a doctor's note and a special consideration form. But if you're too ill to actually do the exam... I don't know, it depends on your school's & the exam board's policy.
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Depends. In extreme circumstances they will use your predicted grade as the mark you got on that paper. In others, special considerations are given, yet in other cases it's tough ****.
Is it really 'tough ****'? Surely they can't just give you 0 marks on a paper, because of things entirely out of your control? Considering that these exams are so important.
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(Original post by brightxburns)
Is it really 'tough ****'? Surely they can't just give you 0 marks on a paper, because of things entirely out of your control? Considering that these exams are so important.
If the OP didn't turn up, they can.
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Why can't they just wait until the OP gets better to do it? Surely, being ill is going to affect her results.. not like she will be revising when she's throwing up.
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They can't. The exam board states when the exam has to be done.
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I've heard that for sickness on the day of the exam you get approx 3-5% added to your score.
Which isnt really that great to be honest. If you're really feeling bad then you may be better off not taking it.
Get your mum to ring the school and see what they say.

You will also need to get someone to email your Unis and explain that it was out of your control and you were ill in the exam period.

Hope you feel better soon
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My friend had to sit her IB exams when she had dengue fever.
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where i work every1 is sick with sore throats and cough all the time, i have a 3 hour long eng lit 2maro and my throat is killing me, it's s dry and feels lik sum1 is chocking me, but i need to do well in this test and at the moment all i want to do is sleep cause the coughing kept me up all night!
help, what shud i say 2maro?
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(Original post by mollymustard)
I've heard that for sickness on the day of the exam you get approx 3-5% added to your score.
Which isnt really that great to be honest. If you're really feeling bad then you may be better off not taking it.
Get your mum to ring the school and see what they say.

You will also need to get someone to email your Unis and explain that it was out of your control and you were ill in the exam period.

Hope you feel better soon
Are you nuts? 3-5% is the difference between an average B and an A grade.
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Okay, so it's possible to get a little added on because of illness. I'm just really hoping it doesn't affect my writing/thinking too much

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It's possible but not guaranteed.
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I was sent to hospital the first day of my first exam of AS levels.

It lasted a week. The exact exam period.

I had to do them all in January instead with the A levels too, in total doing 20+ exams.
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(Original post by Cereal Killer II)
Are you nuts? 3-5% is the difference between an average B and an A grade.
Yes, but if you only get the 5% added in one unit, its not going to make a great deal of a difference.
Probably a few UMS at the most.
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