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Denied extra time although has Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Northerner7777 Sun 02-Mar-14 21:38:54

My ds has been denied extra time in his ALevels even though he has Rheumatoid Arthritis. He was officially diagnosed in September and struggled through his ASs with the pain. It is mostly under control (depends on the weather and the day of the week I think) had lots of trouble with medication lots of trips to the doctors and the hospital.

The consultant wrote a letter saying that he thinks ds would benefit from extra time due to his slower writing as the pain has been controlled so exam breaks would not be beneficial. Ds took this to sixth form a couple of weeks ago and the exams officer, despite ringing the exam boards has been told he is not entitled to extra time (even 5% has been denied).

Does anyone have any idea what we should do? DS is the first of my DCs to have needed consideration for anything like this (or at all) so I am a bit unsure of it all.

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