Can I get mitigating circumstances for an exam?

The Taught Student Guide explains what to do if you are late for an exam, if you miss an exam, or are ill during an exam.

If you are late or miss an exam, you must explain the reasons, in writing and including evidence to the Examinations Officer as soon as possible. 

If you get ill during an exam you must tell the Invigilator, as you might be able to sit the exam in a sick bay, or at another time.

You can get mitigating circumstances if you think your exam performance was affected by personal problems. You will need to explain what the circumstances were and give evidence to the School's Exams Officer immediately after the exam if possible. If you don’t provide this before the Exam Board meets, it can’t be taken into account when finalising your marks.

See our related articles on how to apply for mitigating circumstances.