This is the policy by which the University determines extenuating circumstances for exams, in 2012 they moved to a Fit-to-Sit approach. The Association opposed this move and continues to state it's objections to a policy that we deem to be detrimental to our students' wellbeing. However, in the interests of our students we provide a summary and advice on the policy below.
By sitting an exam you are declaring yourself fit and well, from this point there are very limited options for extenuating circumstances. The general advice is to not sit any exam that you do not feel you are in peak condition for, this includes illness on the day but also during the revision period if you feel it has had an effect on your ability to prepare. Contact your head of year immediately if you are not 100% sure that you are prepared for an exam, do this before you sit the exam.
LEARNING DIFFICULTIES The School has also decided that an undiagnosed learning difficulty is not an extenuating circumstance if the student has not attempted to establish a diagnosis prior to the exam period. All students who fail an ICA, or who marginally pass, are advised to book an appointment with the Disability and Dyslexia Service to clarify their status. Failure of student to check their status before the summer examinations will exclude any unknown diagnosis from eligibility for extenuating circumstances.
If you think any of the above may affect you, please contact your head of year (see below) or AYT.