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My child was unwell whilst taking GCSEs and now she got a lower grade

My child had two Spanish exams in the same day. She started feeling unwell and told the school they told her just go in and try her best. She did so but couldn’t concentrate.

On her lunch break she went outside the school for air as she felt faint. She sat on a bench with her head in her knee she felt so bad and someone stole her mobile phone, she was distraught went to the police station. Still Ill asked the school to call me to pick her up but they put her in the second exam in distress.

From year 9 she’s got 7/8 in her mocks she was predicted and 8. She got a 4 in her GCSE, 1 mark away from a 5.

The school didn’t support her at all.

Is there anything I can do now?
(edited 9 months ago)
Original post by Shirlynmark
My child had two Spanish exams in the same day. She started feeling unwell and told the school they told her just go in and try her best. She did so but couldn’t concentrate.

I’m the lunch break she went outside the school for air as she felt faint. She sat on a bench with her head in her knee she felt so bad and someone stole her mobile phone, she was distraught went to the police station. Still Ill asked the school to call me to pick her up but tent out her in the second exam in distress.

From year 9 she’s got 7/8 in her mocks she was predicted and 8. She got a 4 in her GCSE, 1 mark away from a 5.

The school didn’t support her at all.

Is there anything I can do now?

Here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/special-consideration-in-gcse-as-and-a-level-summer-2019-exam-series/background-information-for-special-consideration-in-gcse-as-and-a-level-summer-2019-exam-series#:~:text=4%25%20%E2%80%93%20applies%20to%20problems%20that,the%20day%20of%20the%20examination

https://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/special-requirements/special-consideration

How to apply for special consideration
Exams officers must apply online using the special consideration section of Centre Services.

Select one of the following four options:

Disadvantaged candidate for a student who was disadvantaged at the time of a written exam.
Absent candidate for a student who was absent from a written exam.
Group request for a group of students for any exam or assessment.
Non-timetabled assessment for a student whose coursework, oral or practical assessment has been lost or is incomplete.
Applications are then processed by our special consideration team. Exams officers can select 'view requests' in Centre Services to see the outcome.

Important notes
If a student thinks they may be eligible for special consideration, they should discuss this with the exams officer at their school or college. The school or college must support an application for special consideration.
An examiner does not apply special consideration when marking an exam, as this has to be done post-marking by the special consideration team.
We cannot use grades which are predicted by the school or college in our calculations. This is to ensure that all students are assessed according to the same criteria and that the standard of the exam is upheld when awards are made.
Special consideration can only ever go some way towards compensating a student who has been disadvantaged during an exam. It is not always possible to reflect what might have been achieved in more favourable circumstances.
(edited 9 months ago)
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