Reasonable Adjustments

What is a Reasonable Adjustment?

Some of our learners have special requirements for taking an exam. In order to make LAMDA Exams open to everyone we are able to make what is called a Reasonable Adjustment. These are small changes to the exam process to make them more accessible. 

Types of Reasonable Adjustment vary depending on the needs of the learner, but some examples include: 

  • Additional exam time 
  • Assessment material provide in a large font or Braille, or printed on coloured paper 
  • Sign Language interpreters 

These adjustments do not offer an unfair advantage to the learner, they are about allowing learners who would otherwise be disadvantaged to perform at their best during the exam. 

Apply for a Reasonable Adjustment 

You can apply for a Reasonable Adjustment by filling in the below form, or if you are hosting the exams in a private centre you can use ExamTrack. Applications should be made at least six weeks before the exam date. 

Reasonable adjustment application form

Supporting documentation 

Applications for Reasonable Adjustments must include supporting documentation. The type of documentation we need will depend on the type of adjustment the learner requires. 

The documentation must include a diagnosis of the difficulties given on the application, the name of the assessor and their qualifications. 

  • Visual impairment
    A written statement from a qualified optometrist or signed medical practitioner’s report
  • Dyslexia
    A signed statement from a fully qualified and chartered educational psychologist, someone with a special needs teacher qualification or a school SENCO/specialist teacher
  • Medical and physical difficulties
    A signed medical practitioner’s report or doctor’s note
  • Psychological, neurological, dyspraxia or other learning difficulties
    A signed statement from a fully qualified and chartered educational psychologist, someone with a special needs teacher qualification or a school SENCO/specialist teacher

Other types of documentation 

These may be included as part of a learner’s application, but they will not automatically qualify a learner for a Reasonable Adjustment.

These must include the learner’s name, date of birth and be signed by the school’s SENCO. They should confirm the diagnosis and difficulties covered in the application, and should not contain any photographs of the learner.