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Inclusion and Exclusion

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:

2020 Key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) (opens a new window)

2020 Key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) (opens a new window)

GCSE and A level (opens a new window)

Exam accommodations for Autistic Students

 

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) (opens a new window) 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.​