Exams and Illness
If a student is too ill to attend school to sit an exam, they should telephone the main school office before 8:30am on the day of the exam, confirming the reason for their absence.
The Examinations Manager will require:
- A doctor’s note confirming that the student was too unwell to attend the exam on the day of absence
- The doctor’s note also needs to stipulate how long they are being advised to stay away from School for
The medical evidence, must be with the Exams Office within 48 hours of the exam if possible, but no later than 7 days. Each case will then be looked at individually by the exam board, to ascertain if a grade can be awarded in the student’s absence.
If a student attends an exam, but feels their performance has been affected by illness, they should let the Examinations Manager know immediately after the exam. They must obtain medical evidence from their doctor that is explicit with regard to their examination performance. i.e. the nature of the illness or injury, when it was diagnosed/suffered, its likely duration, and the way in which their performance may have been impaired. Again this should be with the Exams Office with 48 hours if possible, but no later than 7 days.