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