Are any changes made to mark schemes in exams taken by students with vision impairment?

The purpose of access arrangements is to remove disadvantage ahead of the exam so that all students can be assessed to the same standard. There is therefore no allowance made for SEN or disability in the way that the papers are marked. However, some modifications made to large print and braille papers may require specific changes to mark schemes where individual questions have been altered. This is most common in the case of diagrams which require the student to measure distances or angles. Modified diagrams in large print or braille will usually be drawn to enable the student to answer correctly with a lower level of accuracy because of their vision impairment. 

Further information about exam arrangements and access for students with vision impairment can be found on RNIB's CYPF Exam Access web pages.

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