Access arrangements allow skills and knowledge to be demonstrated by candidates with disabilities, temporary illnesses or special educational needs.
Awarding organisations must ensure that candidates with particular requirements can demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding, for example by providing modified question papers for candidates with visual impairments.
Ofqual collects and reports information on the total number of access arrangements in the GCSE and GCE summer examination series in England. No geographic breakdown of the data is currently published.
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
Official Statistics not designated as National Statistics
Report into the Access Arrangements provided by Awarding Bodies for GCSE and GCE examinations