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Candidate Collapsed During GCSE Exam

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by sforster123, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. sforster123

    sforster123 New commenter

    Hey all,

    A candidate in the AQA GCSE English Language exam collapsed in the middle of the exam! They answer question 1, and were onto questions 2 and 3. They'd barely completed any of Qs 2 and 3, though.

    The Exams Officer has applied for Special Consideration. Will they still be awarded their predicted grade? They got a B for the Controlled Assessments.

    Thanks! :)
  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Contact the exam board.
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Your candidate collapsed in the exam and your primary consideration is whether they are going to get their predicted grade or not.

    Not nice.
  4. Alldone

    Alldone Senior commenter

    Bit unfair that comment. We don't know anything about the incident - I think it was a valid question. I'm sure the poster didn't mean to come across as uncaring.
  5. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

  6. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    The Exam Officer (and HT) are the people who should reassure the candidate/their parents, best that other teachers refer all questions to them.
    wanet likes this.
  7. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Agree there is a proceedure to deal with this, let it happen. Not sure why you are concerning yourself.
  8. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    No need - the Exams Officer has already done it.

    I don't think anybody can advise you on what the Exam Board will do. I think they are likely to be sympathetic, but you will have to wait for them to decide. Even when they do, I think appeals can be made - our Head managed to get the odd decision reveresed by making a personal visit. All you can do is be supportive as much as you can. Leave official actions to those who are supposed to do them.
    sabrinakat likes this.

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