Examinations Policy (including contingency plan and special considerations)
Our Examinations policy clearly outlines the guidelines we have in place at Harris Academy Ockendon to ensure that we operate a highly effective and efficient exam system, to ensure the planning and management of exams is conducted in the best interests of all candidates, and in accordance with the regulations, instructions, and guidance of the current Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and awarding bodies.
It explains how we take into consideration The Equality Act 2010, and the special educational needs and/or disabilities and potential access arrangements of students to ensure our exam series is inclusive for all students.
It also explains the appeals process, enquiries about results and access to scripts, and our complaints process.
The purpose of the contingency plan at Harris Academy Ockendon is to examine the potential risks and issues that could cause disruption to the exams process by outlining the actions and/or procedures to be invoked in case of disruption and therefore mitigate the impact these disruptions could have on the exam process. Our process is informed by the Ofqual Exam System Contingency Plan for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Special consideration may be given to a candidate who has temporarily experienced illness, injury, or some other event outside of their control at the time of the assessment/examination and is applied when the issue or event has had, or is reasonably likely to have had, a material effect on a candidate’s ability to take an assessment/examination or to demonstrate their normal level of attainment in an assessment.
Although it cannot remove the difficulty faced by the candidate, it can go some way to assist the candidate affected.
This policy outlines how to apply for special consideration and the types of evidence needed in such a case.
Harris Academy Ockendon follow the JCQ guide to the Special Considerations Process September 2021.
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To view our Special Considerations Policy please click HERE.