That is what I said to my friend. The poor girl missed most if her end of year exams before the summer because she was in hospital. She had to then do one paper after the other when she got back so with little time to revise and got mostly Bs and 4As except for Latin where she girls an E!! She was going to try to catch up but again sadly she had already missed abt 7 days of school because of hospital appointments. All absences have been justified with hospital appointment letters.
I'm not an expert and I don't know all the facts but it seems to me that the school could perhaps be more sympathetic?
Hearing that I think the school are acting appallingly. Yes she probably could get an A or B as she is obviously very bright and motivated but at what cost. I think if it was my DC I would be quite insistent that under the circumstances she will be dropping the subject.