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Access arrangements are made before an examination series to enable a candidate with particular requirements to demonstrate attainment.
Detailed information can be found in the JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments.
You should apply for access arrangements as soon as possible after the course has begun:
Form 8 must be signed by the person who undertook the testing.
In all cases, you should consider the nature of the assessment being undertaken. For example, a scribe or practical assistant would not be allowed in the realisation of design, performance and artwork.
Cover sheets can be downloaded from Access Arrangements Online; blank cover sheets can also be downloaded from the JCQ website.
Place all OCR cover sheets, additional answer booklets and word-processed pages inside the completed question paper or answer booklet and do not attach them using a treasury tag or any other fastening.
Make sure candidates add their full name, candidate and centre number, unit/component code plus the page number, in each header or footer of any separate word-processed pages.
Guidance on applying extra time has been provided for the following qualifications:
Additional guidance and advice for PE has also been provided:
Emergency access arrangements can be made for unforeseen circumstances arising at the time of the examination by applying online or via the appropriate forms as described above.
Download the latest key dates information from the Key dates and timetables page for details of final order dates for modified papers.
The majority of question papers are already modified for language and you do not need to request these separately.
The standard formats available are: