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Support for dyslexic candidates in the exam room

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects reading and writing and is defined as a disability in the Equality Act 2010. Common difficulties experienced by candidates with dyslexia may have an impact in the exam room. These include problems with … Continue reading

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Scientists find dyslexia is caused by communication problems in the brain

Scientists have found that dyslexia is caused by communication problems in the brain. It was previously thought that it was caused by the brains inability to form mental images of the sound units (phonemes) that make up a language. Researchers … Continue reading

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Student scores top marks in A-Level paper after being allowed to type in exam

A student predicted a ‘D’ at English A-Level scored the top mark in the country after being diagnosed with dyspraxia and allowed to type her exam. The predicted grade was given before teachers realised she had the disability which affects … Continue reading

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Literacy levels in Scotland – gap between rich and poor children

A Scottish survey of Literacy and Numeracy has found that children from more deprived backgrounds did not perform as well as less deprived pupils in both reading and writing, with the largest gap in writing in particular. The survey assessed … Continue reading

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SEN software will benefit students with learning difficulties sitting exams this May and June

When this year’s round of public examinations kicks off in May it will mark the beginning of a new era for students with learning difficulties in England and Wales, who, for the first time, will be allowed to use text … Continue reading

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