Access Arrangements


Access Arrangements including extra time, reader, scribe, prompter etc are available for both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils who have been identified as experiencing difficulties.  

Access arrangements are “reasonable adjustments” for pupils who have a disability or a special educational need that has a substantial effect on their performance in exams.  Access arrangements are based on need and must reflect the pupil’s normal way of working on a regular basis in taking tests and exams as observed in school over a period of time.  

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations state that schools must be able to demonstrate a history of need and consistent use of reasonable adjustments to support formal applications for a pupil’s access arrangements.