Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements for Schools

Candidates with a specific learning difficulty may require a range of access arrangements to enable them to demonstrate what they know and can do it examinations, The purpose of examination access arrangements are to ensure where possible that barriers to assessments are removed for a candidate with a learning difficulty.

Students can be given Access Arrangements in tests and examinations which allows the dyslexic student to be ‘on a level playing field’ with their peers. These arrangements can include 25% extra time, use of a computer, a scribe etc. These can be undertaken from the beginning of year 9.

Dyslexia Support Consultancy is happy to provide an ongoing, established relationship tailored to your school’s individual requirements. This could include:-

  • Receipt of completed Section A of JCQs Form 8s
  • Consultation with school staff as appropriate to build the history of need
  • Specialist teaching and assessment of examination candidates (to include all test and assessment materials)
  • Completing and signing the relevant forms for the examination boards


Please contact Dyslexia Support Consultancy for more details and to discuss your requirements. Cost is dependent on student numbers.

For further information/help for SENCos :-

 Assessments reflect the JCQ guidelines

Why choose Dyslexia Support Consultancy?


"This lady really is amazing. I've just returned from an assessment with my 11-year-old son who is an anxious boy who gets easily stressed and frustrated at just the mention of the word test. So given this I felt nothing but guilt putting him through an assessment, but in my heart I knew it was the only way to find out what his education requirements were. To my amazement and to this lady’s credit my son was all smiles at the end. Which made me feel so much better and relieved having spent the duration of the assessment worrying how he was getting on. He is my second child to be assessed by Sarah-Louise, my daughter’s results were clear, concise and understandable with in-depth information regarding the results and recommendations to help my daughter both at school and at home. Sarah-Louise Jeffries comes with my children’s seal of approval. I most definitely would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone that asked."
Sandra (Surrey)
"Sarah was really supportive and explained everything really well. Trying to do the best for your child and understand is daunting and Sarah made me feel so much better. Thank you."
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