Thinking Ahead around Exam Access with Maureen De Longhi, Advisory Teacher
Recorded: Thursday 29th September 2022 as part of our Thursday Thirty online training sessions
“During exams, organising access arrangements can be difficult. Throw Assistive Technology into the mix and there is the potential for some students to miss out on arrangements that may better support their needs, because their teachers are either unaware of what assistive technologies are available or unsure of whether they would contravene the rules.” The aim of this session was to:
- Outline the role of AT to improve the ability of students to communicate, learn and achieve as a normal way of working and explore some of the technology available.
- Look at JCQ guidance to schools and colleges with regard to the use of assistive technology for access arrangements and identify the key points.
- Consider how to make the necessary applications to enable students to use AT in exams.
Additional Arrangements for Examinations
JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications
Adjustments for candidates with disabilities and learning difficulties
Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023
(The booklet covers the following qualifications: AQA Applied General qualifications, AQA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Technical qualifications, BTEC Firsts, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Tech Awards, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals, CCEA Key Skills qualifications, City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Technical qualifications, ELC, FSMQ, GCE, GCSE, OCR Level 3 Certificates, Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ), WJEC Level 1 and Level 2 General qualifications, WJEC Level 1 and Level 2 Vocational qualifications, WJEC Level 3 Applied qualifications).
Gov.UK – Key stage 1 tests: access arrangements
Guidance for schools about access arrangements available for pupils participating in 2023 key stage 1 national curriculum tests (commonly called SATs).
Gov.UK – Key stage 2 tests: access arrangements
Guidance for schools about access arrangements available for pupils participating in 2023 key stage 2 national curriculum tests (commonly called SATs).