Individual Exam Arrangements

What is a modified assessment provision? (MAP)

Modified assessment provisions are designed to give equality of access to students who may be disadvantaged due to dyslexia or disability when being assessed under time constraints. They can be made for any 'time constrained assessment' that contributes towards a final mark for a module.

If you receive modified assessment provisions your examination timetable will be emailed to you. Your exams will either be on a one-to-one basis (one invigilator, one candidate in their own room) or held in smaller venues.

N.B:  Certain medical situations may require you consume snacks or a drink. Students who are using a computer may not take any drinks to their workstation.

Students guide to modified assessment provisions (PDF).

How do I get assessed?

You'll need to contact Disability Services to get properly assessed before any provisions can be put in place for you.

It's really important that you contact Disability Services early in each term so that they have time to organise your provision.  They need to record the details of all MAPs on the student record system so that they can be actioned for formal examinations.  Usually this needs to be done by the end of January for May examinations.

However, if for whatever reason you do not make the deadline for May exams you should still go to Disability Services to be assessed as your provision will then be in place for your future exams and in-class tests.

'Own room' (OR) provision

If your modified assessment provision is for your own room (OR) and you are unable to attend an exam it is your responsibility to advise the Examinations Timetabling Office (details below) - not your School or Faculty Office - as soon as possible.   

If you do not attend an exam for which an 'own room' has been scheduled and you haven't given the Examinations Timetabling Office advance warning you will be required to pay for the cost of hiring the invigilator.

Please note that if you are not in your own room you do not need to inform the Examinations Timetabling Office that you are unable to attend an exam.


Disability Services


At Disability Services the word 'disability' covers a wide range of conditions including:

  • physical or sensory impairments
  • mental health difficulties, such as depression
  • specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia
  • health conditions, such as Alzheimer's, HIV, epilepsy, arthritis and cancer.
 
For more information on the services offered and for contact information please visit the Disability Services website.

Disability Services are open all year 08:30-17:00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30-16.30 Friday in the Learning Gateway.


Useful contacts:


Disability Services

Website: Disability Services
Email: ds@plymouth.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1752 587676

Examination Timetabling Office

Email: examinations.scheduling@plymouth.ac.uk

Equality

You can find more information about our policies relating to equality by visiting the Equality and Diversity web site.