Access arrangements allow skills and knowledge to be demonstrated by candidates with disabilities, temporary illnesses or special educational needs.
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The main trends in access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level for the 2019/20 academic year in England were:
There were 460,750 approved access arrangements, up 13.9% on 2018/19. Please note that more than one type of access arrangement can be granted per candidate. We are not aware of the reasons for this magnitude of increase in the number of access arrangement applications this academic year and are working with exam boards to understand any potential reasons.
5,375 centres (91.1% of all centres) had approved access arrangements for one or more of their candidates this year, a similar percentage to last year.
25% extra time arrangements made up 64.6% of all approved arrangements in 2019/20, compared to 63.4% in 2018/19.
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Published 17 December 2020