Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
What happens next?
Application recieved confirmation
You will receive email confirmation from the Examinations Office that your application has been received.
Examination arrangements confirmation
Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an outcome email from the Examinations Office with details of the arrangements that you have been granted.
Prior to each of the main examination periods, you will receive a further email with details of where your examinations (if you have any) will be taking place and confirmation of your arrangements.
Examinations & incourse assessments
Departmental examinations or incourse assessments
For the main examination periods (dates here), students with approved PAA will sit their examinations on campus, rather than at the external examination venues.
You will be emailed further details prior to each examination period for which you have examinations.
Reasonable Adjustments – Professional Clinical Examinations
If you have any departmental examinations or in-course assessments (i.e. examinations/tests that are run by your department rather than the Examinations Office), you’ll need to contact your department prior to the assessment to ensure your Personalised Assessment Arrangements are in place.
For further information in regards to how your course is assessed and the support that is available to you, please contact your department.
Whilst the College has a duty, under the Equality Act, to make reasonable adjustments for students, it must balance these against the need to protect the academic integrity of its assessments, and the professional requirements of registrable programmes. The College has a responsibility to sign off students as being fit for and capable of registration and practice. As such, it is not always appropriate to grant additional arrangements for assessment practices, where inclusive processes have already been incorporated.
If you have any further queries, please contact your course department for further information or seek the Reasonable Adjustments guidance relevant to your programme.
Coursework coversheets & examination script stickers
Students with Specific Learning Difficulties may be eligible for a coursework coversheet or exam script sticker.
Examination script sticker
To be attached to the front of coursework to inform markers of your SpLD.
Added to exam scripts by the Examinations Office, provides examinations with marking guidance in regards to SpLDs.
For more information, please visit our Coursework Coversheets & Examination Script Stickers webpage.
Do I have an SpLD?
For more information about Specific Learning Difficulties, please contact the Disability Support Team, they will be able to advise on what to look for, basic screening processes and how to obtain an assessment report.