Supporting Autistic Pupils with Exams

09 Nov 21
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Supporting Autistic Pupils with Exams

Exams and Qualifications

Exam Accommodations Guidance for GCSEs

Get our guide for teachers and examinations officers entering students into public examinations in England and Wales.

The guidance will support you to:

  • Understand your students needs
  • Understand and refer to the JCQ access arrangements
  • Know the format and requirements of the exam(s)
  • Prepare your student for the exam.

Exam Accommodations Guidance for Examination Boards

Increasing accessibility for autistic students within GCSE English and Mathematics exam papers whilst retaining subject challenge. 

The guidance will help examination boards:

  • Identify key challenges for autistic students in English and Maths
  • Identify parts of current exam subject content that may cause challenge for autistic students
  • Identify where adjustments could be made to exam subject content

You can also visit our News page for the latest announcements from The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) on Examinations and Qualifications.