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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:43 am 
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A friend asked if you get extra time in the SET tests
I have advised her to contact the schools but was wondering if anyone knows, is this offered ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:11 am 
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I assume this would be for a child with particular (and officially documented) needs, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia etc? If this is the case, I think - although I'm not 100% sure - the schools are obliged to make special arrangements, but you were right suggesting to your friend it's best to check directly with the school.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:20 am 
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Yes you can, and when the details for the exam come out you will be told who to contact.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:28 pm 
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If a child is awarded extra time for the entrance exam will they then go on to get that automatically in all tests and exams in school?
I can see that can be done for GCSE and A level but how does it work for the tests they have in class on a fairly regular basis?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:55 pm 
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For the more formal tests, yes, though I think you have to be reassessed every so often (from what I've seen students seem to only have 1 assessment during years 7-11, timed in order to give them the extra time until GCSE). I suspect that pupils may not get extra time in say a weekly vocab test.

Unfortunately in exam week the "extra time" definitely comes out of free time, and it can be quite intense.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:08 pm 
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Thanks Ladymuck that's helpful.
We have a close friend who's dd has been allowed extra time but she is worried that going forward may feel quite pressurised with all the tests they seem to get these days.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:15 pm 
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My daughter is in year 7 at Nonsuch and had extra time for the entrance exams.

I would be happy to answer any questions if you PM me.


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