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I was wondering if anyone could help me and supply me with a bit more information about my sister who suffers with CFS. She is currently 16 years old and doing her GCSEs. She spent several prior months doing mock exams which the school made her do as these mock grades would be taken as her final GCSE grades.
The school said she did not need to do her GCSEs and informed us that she would be able to transition into sixth form without her GCSEs, just her mock results.
After suffering and being very stressed doing her mocks - she managed to get grades she was pleased with. However, the school have now said that she has to do GCSEs otherwise she will not be let into sixth form at all. They have completely changed their mind and put my sister through unnecessary stress doing her mocks.
I am struggling to find a solution to all this. We were the under the impression that she did not have to take her GCSEs so she could have a long summer off before starting in September so she could fully recover and have a break from all the stress and panic caused over the last few months.
However, this is no longer the case and we are not sure what to do or who to turn to now. Even with the doctor's letter saying she has CFS the school are still making her do her GCSEs even though a few weeks ago they said she didn't have to.
What can we do? Has anyone been in a similar situation?
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