Official Statistics

Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2017 to 2018 academic year

Access arrangements allow skills and knowledge to be demonstrated by candidates with disabilities, temporary illnesses or special educational needs.

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Access Arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level: 2017 to 2018 academic year

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Background information: Access Arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level, 2017 to 2018 academic year

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Data tables: Access Arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level, 2017 to 2018 academic year

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Details

The main trends in access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level for 2017 to 2018 academic year in England were:

  1. There were 391,130 approved access arrangements, down 0.5% on 2016/17.
  2. 5,425 centres (91% of all centres) had approved access arrangements for one or more of their students this year, a similar percentage to last year.
  3. 25% extra time arrangements made up 60% of all approved arrangements in 2017/18, compared to 57% in 2016/17.
  4. There were 49,985 modified papers this year, up 4% on 2017.

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Published 22 November 2018
Last updated 11 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. A minor change made to the number of candidates taking exams as well as the percentage of centres with approved access arrangements (page 1 and 3 of the report and data table 2). This was done to take into account the most relevant data source for these figures, which was consistent with the statistics published in previous years.
  2. First published.