Alternative Exams Arrangements (AEAs)

We can adjust your exams, so you are not disadvantaged because of a disability. The aim of our recommendations is to give you a fair chance to display your learning. These adjustments are called Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEAs).

AEAs include:

  • extra time in exams
  • using a computer or other specialist equipment
  • rest breaks
  • a smaller or less distracting exam venue
  • a reader
  • a scribe
  • an alternative form of assessment, such as a take-home paper or viva (oral exam).

This is not a complete list.

We will discuss our AEAs recommendations with you, but we may not recommend all the AEAs you feel you need. Your AEAs may not match those you had at another institution or at A-level. We make AEAs recommendations in your Disability Support Summary (DSS). We send this to your School Disability Coordinator and to the Library Support Team. We also send a record of your AEAs recommendations to Examinations.

Apply for AEAs

Use this online form to apply for Alternative Exams Arrangements (AEAs).

You only need to apply if you don't already have a Disability Support Summary (DSS). If you want to review the AEAs in your DSS, contact us for an appointment with a Disability Adviser.

Deadlines for getting AEAs in place

There are deadlines for getting AEAs in place:

  • For the January assessment period (13 - 24 January 2020), you must have received a Disability Support Summary or completed the online AEAs form and provided evidence of a disability by 10am on Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • For the Summer assessment period (18 May 5 June 2020), you must have received a Disability Support Summary or completed the online AEAs form and provided evidence of a disability by 10am on Monday 16 March 2020
  • For Re-sits and supplementary exams (24 August 4 September 2020), you must have received a Disability Support Summary or completed the online AEAs form and provided evidence of a disability by 10am on Wednesday 15 July 2020

If you miss the deadlines, you may have to submit Extenuating Circumstances (ECs) instead. Be sure to make early contact with Disability Services if you need alternative exam arrangements.

Next AEAs deadline

For Summer 2020 exams, the deadline to get AEAs from Disability Services is 10am on Monday 16 March 2020.

Apply for AEAs

Use the online form to apply for Alternative Exams Arrangements (AEAs). Apply now so that you do not miss the deadline.

You only need to apply if you don't already have a Disability Support Summary (DSS).

If you want to review the AEAs in your DSS, contact us for an appointment with a Disability Adviser.

How do I know if my AEAs are in place?

Contact your School Disability Coordinator to confirm that your AEAs are in place.

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