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Medical Certificates for School Exams

The following is an excerpt from guidance given to Practices regarding children that miss exams due to illness;

Awarding Organisations make no requirement for pupils to obtain a medical certificate in support of an application for special consideration.  Students are asked for information in support of their application, but this may take the form of a statement by the school.  The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has confirmed that as far as they are concerned, if a student was absent from an examination as a result of illness and has the support of the school or centre to be absent, special consideration will be granted on that basis.  Awarding organisations do not insist that medical proof is provided.

 

Due to this guidance we will not issue any medical certificates in relation to children missing exams in school.



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