What if medical problems arises during PSLE

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What if medical problems arises during PSLE

Postby millan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:58 pm

Hi,

Would like to find out what happen if a student in the middle of a PSLE exam paper has some medical problems, what will they do? If the student can still take the exam but need longer time, will they allow?

Thks

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Postby ppnqq » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:58 am

What a timely post, I was about to post this too! :celebrate:

Yea, am wondering what if the child falls sick around psle period, before or during? Anyone has such experience? :xedfingers:

TIA.

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Postby NB » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:30 am

ppnqq wrote:What a timely post, I was about to post this too! :celebrate:

Yea, am wondering what if the child falls sick around psle period, before or during? Anyone has such experience? :xedfingers:

TIA.


Good timing and great post, DS is down with sore throat and flu.. this Thurs will be his Oral test, wonder if he can make it. Just wonder how if this happen during PSLE period! Any parents care to share.... Thanks!

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Postby sall » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:41 am

If child is down with sore throat or cough during psle oral, get letter from doctor and give it to the oral examiners.
If fall sick during the written exam, get doctor's letter, go to sch and check with tr-in-charge, they will decide whether to put candidate in private room or not. I think can get some 'compassion' marks... markers will take into account the candidate's medical conditions.

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Postby ppnqq » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:11 am

sall wrote:If child is down with sore throat or cough during psle oral, get letter from doctor and give it to the oral examiners.
If fall sick during the written exam, get doctor's letter, go to sch and check with tr-in-charge, they will decide whether to put candidate in private room or not. I think can get some 'compassion' marks... markers will take into account the candidate's medical conditions.


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Thanks for the feedback. Is that your experience? But sometimes we don't even have the voice to talk when having sore throat so how to read and talk for oral? Then the written ones, already feeling very sick, probably may also feel giddy, mind empty, how to do? No deferment allowed? :(

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:08 am

Oral exam : probably more time given, (or may be another date ? not sure on this)

Written exam :

if hospitalised : take exam in hospital, may be more time allowed depending on cases

if writing hand is injured : either a teacher will write your answer while you dictate the answer to the teacher, or more time is given, and definitely some compassion marks will be awarded

common cases of flu, fever, stomach upset, but write in with medical cert - from anecdote from other parents, some compassion marks are possible but not possible to defer exam date.

if illness is due to communicable disease like chicken pox, HFMD, etc, SARS protocol will kick in
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Postby sall » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:22 pm

ppnqq wrote: :shock:

Thanks for the feedback. Is that your experience? But sometimes we don't even have the voice to talk when having sore throat so how to read and talk for oral? Then the written ones, already feeling very sick, probably may also feel giddy, mind empty, how to do? No deferment allowed? :(

My dd had a bad cough just before last yr's psle oral. I was in full panic mode and her tr advised me to get doctor's letter and give it to oral examiner on the day of oral exam. Luckily for her, she recovered the day before the orals.
During the written exams, her allergy problems resurfaced and she couldn't sleep until very late. So the next morning, I woke her up late so that she can have 1 more hr of sleep. Then she had stomach upset problem. So reached sch at 7.55am every day of psle. As long as they reached sch before 8am, it's ok and trs won't scold.
I read that one student had to take his papers with high fever, but some 'compasssion' marks and more time will be given.
I'm not sure what happens if student fainted or v v sick.... can check with sch trs.

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Postby ANobleNerd » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:49 pm

sall wrote:
ppnqq wrote: :shock:

Thanks for the feedback. Is that your experience? But sometimes we don't even have the voice to talk when having sore throat so how to read and talk for oral? Then the written ones, already feeling very sick, probably may also feel giddy, mind empty, how to do? No deferment allowed? :(

My dd had a bad cough just before last yr's psle oral. I was in full panic mode and her tr advised me to get doctor's letter and give it to oral examiner on the day of oral exam. Luckily for her, she recovered the day before the orals.
During the written exams, her allergy problems resurfaced and she couldn't sleep until very late. So the next morning, I woke her up late so that she can have 1 more hr of sleep. Then she had stomach upset problem. So reached sch at 7.55am every day of psle. As long as they reached sch before 8am, it's ok and trs won't scold.
I read that one student had to take his papers with high fever, but some 'compasssion' marks and more time will be given.
I'm not sure what happens if student fainted or v v sick.... can check with sch trs.


From my observation as ex-teacher, a lot of kids show up with stress symptoms like allergy, stomachaches, general queasiness for the PSLE. It's inevitable that their body will react to such stress that is given to the paper. Their natural immunity is also low during this time, and there will be kids suffering from nightmares and insomnia.

I think as parents, we need to run interference in the weeks leading up to the paper and impose rest and encouragement so that they are in a better form to take the paper. Schools usually load a lot of paper work on the P6s in the lead up, and I personally don't think it helps. :wink:

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Postby sall » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:21 pm

Parents should make sure kids have enough sleep. Immune system will be affected by lack of sleep. 2 months before psle, avoid deep-fried food, eat lots of fruits and vegetable, drink enough water,avoid crowded places, exercise regularly. But sometimes, they are so stressed that they will still fall sick even with all kinds of precautions.

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Postby Sun_2010 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:36 pm

It doesnt help that exams ( for most schools i think) are held in air con halls. So if one child is having a bad cold , it can easily spread to more kids . And added to that the cold symptoms are far worse in an air con room.

Last year DD had mentioned that there were few children sneezing and coughing on the first exam. By the time it was Science exam many more were down with cold. DD herself had it and she complained that her nose was very runny.

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