Deadlines for the summer 2023 exam series
Apply for access arrangements for:
- Modified papers by 31 January 2023
- All other access arrangements by 21 March 2023
What are access arrangements?
Access arrangements allow pupils with specific needs, such as special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries, to take part in assessments without changing the demands of the assessment.
This is set out on page 7 of the guidance on access arrangements and reasonable adjustments for 2022/23, published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
The SENCO must lead on these arrangements
You'll have support from senior leaders and teachers – see more on this below.
Must reflect the pupil's normal way of working (except in the case of temporary injury/impairment) Must be considered on a subject-by-subject basis – pupils may not need the same arrangements in each one Must not unfairly advantage or disadvantage the pupil – they should meet the pupil’s