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Examinations & Assessments

Adjustments for Examinations and Assessments

Students can apply for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA), which are special provisions and adjustments for exams and other assessments. These are managed by the central Examination Office at King’s and can include:

  • 25% additional time in unseen examinations for students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. In addition, the markers will be notified that the student has a SpLD
  • Rest breaks during exams or request for a smaller venue
  • Alternative assessments may be offered exceptionally 

Assessment Cover Sheets and Examination Script Stickers

If you have a specific learning difficulty (Spld) you can apply for a PAA arrangement that will request your written assessments are marked with your Spld taken into account.Coursework Cover Sheets and Examination Script Stickers are attached to work submitted for assessment marking, to identify that the student has a specific learning difficulty and request that this to be taken into consideration when marking.

It is stated in the cover sheet that consideration for SpLDs be made with regard to overall structure, grammar, sentence structures and spelling.If you have this PAA approved, the Examinations Team will attach a sticker to your examination script following any examination.

Students with an approved coversheet/exam script sticker can access their coversheet via King's Student Records. The coversheet can be printed and attached to any coursework submissions.To access the coversheet the student will log into Student Records and go to the ‘Student Home Page’. It is located in the section called ‘My Coursework Coversheet’ where there is a link to the coversheet.


How to apply for Personalised Assessment Arrangements

Once you are registered on your course, you can apply for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAAs) online via your Student Records. Once you have applied, you will receive an acknowledgement email from the Examinations Office. If you have not, please email

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