Patoss JCQ 2022-23 Update: Assessing the Need for Access Arrangements in Examinations - Sixth Edition

This update provides a brief commentary on the changes to the JCQ regulations “Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments”. It covers essential changes made within the 2022/23 JCQ regulations. Access the update from our website Resources page.

The 6th  edition of the book itself  provides much greater detail on the more fundamental aspects of access arrangements work including, for example, the range of skills to be investigated, tests to be used, interpretation of results, and discussion of the wider issues involved. Please note the book is available to purchase on the Patoss website:

Topics in this update:

  • AAO Candidate Consent Form and Privacy Notice
  • Introduction to the AARA document
  • Deadline for AAO applications
  • Adults in a supporting role
  • Assessor qualifications
  • Supervised rest breaks and 25% extra time
  • 25% extra time for candidates with learning difficulties (without an EHCP, Statement or IDP)
  • Centre-delegated arrangements
  • Word processor
  • Computer reader/reader
  • JCQ Form 8
  • Updated resources to accompany the 6th Edition

Once again this year, Patoss is again running a free joint live webinar together with Communicate-ed to introduce the changes to the JCQ Regulations regarding Access Arrangements. The webinar will take place on Thursday 25 August 2022, from 2.00-3.30pm OR 7.00-8.30pm. The webinar will also be available On Demand from Friday 26 August until Monday 31 October. For further information and to book your place, go to our events page.

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