Access Arrangements



“The purpose of an access arrangement is to ensure, where possible, that barriers to assessment are removed for a disabled candidate preventing him/her from being placed at a substantial disadvantage as a consequence of persistent and significant difficulties.”
(JCQ Regs, 2017)

Any SENCO or Head of SEN provision within a Secondary school or FE environment will know how important it is to gather the most appropriate information in order to make applications for access arrangements in public exams for those who are in greatest need. The process is often understated, time-consuming and misunderstood.

This section provides a range of handouts and checklists for managing the organisation of access arrangements across your setting.


Checklists and Forms: