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Exam and test arrangements for pupils with SEND


Reasonable Adjustments - Bitesize Video

Access arrangements, including modified question papers, enable students with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to take tests, exams and assessments.

Guidance is issued by the Government and examination boards.  The guidance is updated each year, usually in the autumn term.

View the current guidance here:

2022 Key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

2022 Key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

GCSE and A level

Exam accommodations for Autistic Students

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) publishes requirements for the most common access arrangements for GCSEs etc.  Access arrangements include reasonable adjustments that are needed to make exams accessible for candidates who have disabilities.  A reasonable adjustment may be unique to that individual and may not be included in the JCQ’s list of available access arrangements.‚Äč