Illness/Misadventure Appeals for Years 10, 11 and 12

As marks are intended to be a measure of a student’s actual performance, appeals must relate to illness or misadventure suffered immediately before or during the examination/task that has affected the student’s performance. Applications may be in respect of:

  • illness or injury – that is, illness or physical injuries suffered directly by the student which allegedly affected the student’s performance (eg influenza, an asthma attack, a cut hand);
  •  misadventure – that is, any other event beyond the student’s control which allegedly affected the student’s performance (eg death of a friend or family member, involvement in a traffic accident).

 The application process does not cover:

  • disabilities for which the school has already granted disability provisions, unless an unforeseen episode occurs during the examination or further difficulties occur, the authenticity of which is supported by evidence.
  •  long-term illness such as glandular fever, asthma, epilepsy – unless the student suffered a ‘flare-up’ of the condition.
  • matters avoidable by the student (eg misreading of timetable; misinterpretation of examination paper).

 If you are absent through illness on the day of an assessment task

  •  contact the school and declare your absence
  • obtain medical evidence of your absence
  • on the first day of return to school, complete an illness/misadventure appeal, attach the medical evidence and return the appeal to the school office.
  • once this has been done ask to see the coordinator of the subject/s that you have missed, or if they are not available the Curriculum Coordinator or Pastoral Coordinator of your year group.
  •  if the task you have missed is a hand in task you must submit it at this time. if it is an examination then you will negotiate the resitting of that examination with the above coordinators.

 If you are absent through misadventure on the day of an assessment task

  • contact the school and declare your absence
  •  obtain evidence that your absence was in line with school requirements. This may be a written statement from parents, leave approved by the Principal etc.
  • on the first day of return to school, complete an illness/misadventure appeal, attach the medical evidence and return the appeal to the school office. Then, ask to see the coordinator of the subject/s that you have missed, or if they are not available the Curriculum Coordinator or Pastoral Coordinator of your year group.
  • if the task you have missed is a hand in task you must submit it at this time. If it is an examination then you will negotiate the resitting of that examination with the above coordinators.

If you believe an illness/misadventure affected your performance in an assessment task

  • speak with your teacher, KLA Coordinator or Curriculum Coordinator.
  • complete an illness/misadventure appeal.
  • write a statement outlining how your performance was affected and include any evidence.

 

2018 BCR Year 10 Illness or Misadventure Form

2018 BCR Year 11 Illness or Misadventure Form

2018 BCR Year 12 Illness or Misadventure Form