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What reasonable adjustments can we make?

What can we do?

If you have a disability, for example a visual impairment or dyslexia (see Equality Act 2010) we may be able to make adjustments to the exam arrangements, such as producing information in large print. We won't be able to change the standard of the exam.

We'll also consider making adjustments to make sure the exam is fair for other groups of people. For example, if you’re pregnant.

Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Example adjustments we have made

These are examples of reasonable adjustments we've made to the practical arrangements for the exam. We make decisions about reasonable adjustments on a case by case basis.

Candidate requirement  Reasonable adjustment made
Motor difficulties and impaired vision
  • We arranged for the candidate to take the exam in a regional office because they found travel difficult.
  • The candidate was given extra time to complete the exam.
  • We prepared all written material in large print and on maize-coloured paper.
Dyslexia
  • The candidate was given extra time to complete the exam.
  • They sat the exam in a separate room.
  • The candidate used a coloured overlay.
Pregnancy
  • Arranged for the candidate to sit near the toilet.
  • Allocated a female invigilator to escort the candidate to the toilet.