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Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements can be organised for students who have a documented history of need.  There are several types of arrangement, ranging from extra time, readers and scribes, to special rooming.  Access Arrangements provide an equal playing field for students who have a Special Educational Need.  For example a student with severe literacy difficulties will need additional time to process information and to formulate a written response.  In order for a student to qualify for Access Arrangements the College has to show that the student meets the requirements of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).  This involves an assessment undertaken by a specialist teacher; in addition subject teachers must be able to demonstrate that the arrangements reflect the student’s normal way of working in order to access the curriculum. 

For students who have a medical or one-off type of emergency and need exam considerations (for example bereavement, broken bones), please contact our Examinations Officer, Mrs Brown, directly as no Special Needs assessment is necessary:

For further information about Access Arrangements please contact us on 01276 457600 and ask for the SEN Department, or if you currently have a student at Collingwood use our online communication system (accessible via Edulink, Links) to request further information.  Alternatively you may find the Joint Council for Qualifications guidance helpful.

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