What are special arrangements?
A number of students qualify for special examination and assessment arrangements.Special arrangements are any reasonable adjustments made to an exam and/or assessment where we consider that the standard arrangements will put you at a disadvantage because of a disability, medical or personal problem, specific learning difficulty, or religious observance.
Some examples of such arrangements are:
- Being allowed extra time in which to complete exams and timed assessments
- Being allowed to take rest breaks during examinations and timed assessments
- Not being penalised for poor spelling, grammar or awkward sentence structure in examinations and in coursework
- Being allowed to use a computer in examinations and timed assessments
- Being allowed to use a scribe or reader in exams and timed assessments
- Being provided with enlarged question papers
- Being allowed to sit examinations in an alternative smaller venue
- Adjusting your examination timetable to accommodate religious observance
What are the deadlines for application?
The Disability Advisory Service can only guarantee that you will receive adjustments for your Summer Term exams if you inform them before the deadline on Monday 11 February 2019. For more information, visit the Disability pages.