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Special consideration is a post-exam adjustment made to a candidate's mark, by an awarding body, to make allowances for any adverse circumstances, for example illness, bereavement, temporary injury or disruption to an exam.
To apply for special consideration go to the 'Special consideration' area of CIE Direct. Alternatively you can complete the relevant forms, which are available from the 'Support Materials' section of CIE Direct:
• Special Consideration: Exam Day – Form 7
• Special Consideration (Shortfall in Coursework): Teacher Assessment – Form 2
• Special Consideration (Lost Coursework): Teacher Assessment – Form 3
You need to submit all applications for special consideration within seven days of the last exam of the syllabus affected
If you need any help you can download the guide below or refer to section 5.8 of the Cambridge Handbook.