What special exam arrangements can students with SEN receive?
There are a small number of students who require special arrangements for exams due to their additional needs.
To be eligible for these special arrangements the students must meet the criteria set out by the JCQ – the Joint Council for Qualifications.
Special arrangements include:
- extra time
- rest break
- modified/enlarged papers
This is not an exhaustive list.
For a student to meet the JCQ criteria not only must standardised assessments show their needs but there must be evidence that they have required that particular arrangement regularly in lessons in order for them to make expected progress. If a student makes expected progress in class without special arrangements then they do not meet the criteria.
Applications are made during the first year of the exam course and will cover the full 2 year course.
NOTE: Whilst reports from agencies outside of those used by the school are useful as evidence the students must also meet the criteria as described above in school.