Hi PB Mum
Sorry to hear you have a virally challenged household - am desperately trying to avoid it here
TBH I am not sure that an exam board is going to do much if they know that a child was ill on the day - there will always be a certain number (me for example 37 years ago
What is important is that the school know as they will be writing the references etc for UCAS and can highlight the fact in there - as it is important that the uni know whether the AS levels were a true reflection or whether there were extenuating circumstances.
Having said that, I am not sure that any of us know how much difference it makes as the application / offer / acceptance / reconsideration process for uni is not open to appeal etc etc
How you get the fact recorded by the GP?
depends on size of practice and how busy they are - sometimes can be done by phoning the GP and having a chat on the phone about it, possibly could see the practice nurse (they do lots of minor illness and letters can done at a a later date from what was written in the medical notes). In ye olden days (pre 111 ) we would have seen kids in out of hours and the record would then be in the GP notes but TBH now the waits are much longer and I don't suppose they would get past 111 anyway (haven't personally tried
Best thing to do at the mo is dose em up (omitting the whisky) just before the exam and get them home for a rest as soon as possible after - have known lots of people do this and I think you can produce enough adrenaline to get through a 2-3 hr exam in reasonable form.