EAA – Exams Access Arrangements

*** Internal JCQ Deadline for AA referrals 2024/2025 is 31st January 2025 ***​

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’. The intention behind an access arrangement is to meet the needs of an individual candidate without affecting the integrity of the assessment. Access arrangements are the principal way in which awarding bodies comply with the duty under the Equality Act 2010* to make ‘reasonable adjustments’. ​

Learners who may need an AA have a long-term medical condition, disability or learning difficulty that is substantial and persistent, not minor or trivial, except in cases of injury/surgery. Provision of AA is based on an individual’s need and must reflect the student’s normal way of working during lessons. ​

A Guide to LUCID Results

Parent/carer guidance for EAA​

Guidance for parents, carers and students about access arrangements | Communicate-ed​