Can I get extra time in exams if I am Dyslexic?
Candidates undertaking a MCA written exam conducted by SQA/IAMI who have been diagnosed as dyslexic by either an educational psychologist or a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher may be allowed an extra 15 minutes for each hour of normal examination time. Please note that we must make a request for the extra time to be granted by the SQA/IAMI at least 2 weeks prior to the exam date.
The MCA will not allow the use of readers, scribes or computers; however, other aides such as tinted film etc are permitted.
If you think you may be dyslexic, and have not been assessed, we can organise this for you. The MCA have recently revised their Dyslexia policy, and therefore If you have been assessed, and an increased exam time has been agreed, it will remain valid for all future exams. They state: “There is no expiration date and no requirement for renewal. It is accepted that dyslexia is lifelong, notwithstanding that with good teaching and strategies, attainment levels could change.”
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