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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:56 pm 
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Hi, I understand a doctor certificate will be needed on the day of the test if my child is unwell but does anyone know when the children are invited back to take the test and does this mean the 2nd test (if they get through) gets postponed too?
Also does anyone know if any marks are deducted as a result of sickness on the day, a friend seems to think marks are deducted as technically the ill children have longer to revise...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:01 pm 
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babs wrote:
Hi, I understand a doctor certificate will be needed on the day of the test if my child is unwell but does anyone know when the children are invited back to take the test and does this mean the 2nd test (if they get through) gets postponed too?
Also does anyone know if any marks are deducted as a result of sickness on the day, a friend seems to think marks are deducted as technically the ill children have longer to revise...


Not sure but the amount of people that took the test in Slough - Langley yesterday I doubt there will be any spaces left after the first round.

What if record amounts of children pass the test this time due to extra home schooling during the national lockdown?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:12 pm 
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babs wrote:
Hi, I understand a doctor certificate will be needed on the day of the test if my child is unwell but does anyone know when the children are invited back to take the test and does this mean the 2nd test (if they get through) gets postponed too?
Also does anyone know if any marks are deducted as a result of sickness on the day, a friend seems to think marks are deducted as technically the ill children have longer to revise...


I suspect they will try to get any who pass a delayed stage 1 to take the stage 2 at the some time as all the others (with a backup date if they are ill again).

Re marks being taken off - the scores are always standardised for age - suspect a few days would make minimal difference.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:42 pm 
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My son was ill for the second stage last year. We tried to call the doctors but couldn't get through on the day probably due to it being on a Saturday & height of the pandemic and all. So we thought we would get him checked out with doctors surgery on the Monday. He was given antibiotics for an infection but there was a point blank refusal to give him a certificate for being ill on the Saturday as we didn't get through to a doctor. It created a whole lot of fuss - luckily the SET administrators at SGS accepted his antibiotic prescription as proof of illness.

We have a lot of doctors as friends who were surprised that our GP would not write a certificate for us. They have written it for this very reason - ie, the parent of this child told me he was sick on Saturday. So if you do have to take the day off ill make sure you log it with your GP on that day, and even then some don't write Certificates.

There are no marks deducted. The test is not the same. You will be surprised how many actually are ill - well in excess of 100.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:41 am 
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I really do feel that schools who request sick notes as part of the admissions process should be challenged. Doctors are under no obligation to provide them and often refuse. It is therefore a totally unreasonable requirement.
https://www.lmc.org.uk/visageimages/Cam ... eaug17.pdf


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:38 am 
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mitasol wrote:
I really do feel that schools who request sick notes as part of the admissions process should be challenged. Doctors are under no obligation to provide them and often refuse. It is therefore a totally unreasonable requirement.
https://www.lmc.org.uk/visageimages/Cam ... eaug17.pdf


I totally agree - they should not request certificates. I feel for the parents who are worried enough and are chasing round to get the bit of paper.

There is the world of difference writing :

1) "I saw J on 11.9.2021 and he had a cough and fever and I considered him unwell and advised his parents not to let his sit the exam"

or

2) "I spoke to J's parents and they say he felt unwell on 11.9.2021"

the last is useless and says nothing but some GPs may charge like a wounded rhino to write it


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:55 pm 
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mitasol wrote:
I really do feel that schools who request sick notes as part of the admissions process should be challenged. Doctors are under no obligation to provide them and often refuse. It is therefore a totally unreasonable requirement.
https://www.lmc.org.uk/visageimages/Cam ... eaug17.pdf


With my GP he only knows cash.
If you pull out the cash he will write you the type of sick note you need.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:36 am 
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Proud-Dad wrote:
mitasol wrote:
I really do feel that schools who request sick notes as part of the admissions process should be challenged. Doctors are under no obligation to provide them and often refuse. It is therefore a totally unreasonable requirement.
https://www.lmc.org.uk/visageimages/Cam ... eaug17.pdf


With my GP he only knows cash.
If you pull out the cash he will write you the type of sick note you need.


Pretty serious accusation, hope he is not reading this forum


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:32 am 
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hermanmunster wrote:
Proud-Dad wrote:
mitasol wrote:
I really do feel that schools who request sick notes as part of the admissions process should be challenged. Doctors are under no obligation to provide them and often refuse. It is therefore a totally unreasonable requirement.
https://www.lmc.org.uk/visageimages/Cam ... eaug17.pdf


With my GP he only knows cash.
If you pull out the cash he will write you the type of sick note you need.


Pretty serious accusation, hope he is not reading this forum


It is not accusations mate. Its cost £20 and he writes what you say to him. Simple as that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:39 am 
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Proud-Dad wrote:
hermanmunster wrote:
Proud-Dad wrote:
With my GP he only knows cash.
If you pull out the cash he will write you the type of sick note you need.


Pretty serious accusation, hope he is not reading this forum


It is not accusations mate. Its cost £20 and he writes what you say to him. Simple as that.



£20???? are you sure he is a real GP ?


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