What happens if my child gets sick on the day of the test?
If your child was too ill to sit the Selective High School Placement Test or sat the test while suffering an illness you should download an Illness/misadventure form (PDF 24kB) from the website or contact the Unit for a form to be posted to you. You should then take your child to a medical practitioner and have the relevant section of the illness/misadventure form completed by him/her. You will also need to obtain a medical certificate from your practitioner and attach it to the form. The form, together with the attached medical certificate, should be returned to the Unit by Thursday 28 March 2013.
Children who miss the test may be considered on their moderated school assessment scores, or, if these are not available, on any alternative evidence of academic merit submitted.
Although there is an appeals process which occurs after the outcome is known, appeals based on illness will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
It is generally better to attempt the test and make an illness/misadventure claim, if necessary, than to miss the test.