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Extra time for assessments

(5 Posts)
thincontroller Sat 25-Feb-17 20:13:11

Hello my ds gets 25% extra time for exams / assessments. He has a hemiplegia and has difficulties with pace and processing. On a recent class assessment he didn't finish. How do I go about getting him more time, the school said they have never heard of more time being given. I do remember a parent saying their child got 40% extra.
Not sure who to contact or what I need to do next.
Any advice would be great.

LIZS Sat 25-Feb-17 20:16:52

I've a feeling 25% is the maximum but do check JCQ regulations. Bear in mind that some gcse exams are 2-3 hours long, can be more than one a day so actually extra time means less opportunity for breaks and refocussing. Maybe he'd be better with rest breaks?

thincontroller Sat 25-Feb-17 21:33:48

Thank you I had never heard of JCQ regulations, have looked them up and they will be very useful.
Thank you again 😄

LuvMyBoyz Sun 05-Mar-17 20:52:06

In special cases you can apply for up to 50% extra time on a board-by- board basis if assessments have shown this to be needed.

thincontroller Wed 19-Apr-17 16:46:42

What assessments are needed do they have a name and who does these?

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