Can my dyslexic child get exam concessions for GCSE and A Level Exams?

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Can my dyslexic child get exam concessions for GCSE and A Level Exams?

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Yes, depending on your child’s difficulties they may be allowed things like extra time up to 25%, a reader to read out the questions, the use of a word processor, use of an amanuensis (person to take dictation) etc. For some concessions a dyslexia trained teacher can now supply supporting evidence on behalf of a candidate with dyslexia and the school can make the decision. However check with the school well before the exams so that if it is necessary to call in an Educational Psychologist to do an assessment there is plenty of time. Booklet on the regulations available from the Joint Council 02076 384225 or www.jcgq.org.uk. Assessors can now also undertake assessments if they hold the Practicising Certificate (from Patoss or Dyslexia Action). Note it is not necessary for a pupil to have a Statement to be allowed concessions such as extra time in their exams.

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