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Section 5 - Access Arrangements

Access arrangements allow learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example:


•  additional time

•  a reader

•  a prompt

•  rest breaks

•  use of a scribe

•  word processor

•  provision for practical assistance for students with a physical disability at the time of the exam or test.


Key staff assess eligibility when students are in Year 9 and will make the necessary applications for these arrangements where appropriate.  Parents/carers are informed if any Access Arrangements have been granted for their child.


Access Arrangements must replicate the pupils normal way of working in class, and reflect an established need. Access arrangements do not offer an advantage to any pupil and are only put in place where a barrier to learning is evident.

Whitworth Community High School,
Hall Fold, Whitworth, Rossendale,
Lancashire, OL12 8TS