Access arrangements & reasonable adjustments

According to JCQ, a computer reader may allow students to demonstrate their attainment more effectively and independently than would be possible with a human reader (JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments 2017-18). It can even be used in papers or sections of papers where reading is being assessed, unlike a human reader.

Read&Write is approved for use in GCSE and A-Level exams and is now being used by many schools up and down the UK to support students who would normally qualify for the support of a human reader. The benefits to this are enormous, saving the school money and lots of staff resourcing time.


Reduce the cost of access arrangements

It’s estimated that an average school spends approximately £2,000* on employing human readers to accommodate those who require extra help in exams. Implementing software to act as an exam reader in place of a human reader could save a significant amount of money. 

*Cost of human readers is based on 10 students in a school requiring a human reader for seven exams.

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Supporting every student

By switching to software like Read&Write, you’re not only reducing the cost of exams, you’ll also help students achieve their full potential and allow them to work independently.

But the benefits of Read&Write go beyond the walls of the exam hall, allowing every learner to confidently embark on their own personal learning journey.

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what our customers in exams and assessment say...

Arrow Vale Academy

Used as a reader in exams, read&write has made a huge difference to exam grades particularly, in the English language exam where human readers are not allowed. It has allowed pupils more independence and to work at their own pace as well as giving them more confidence. One student refers to it as her 'best friend'

Louisa Hartley, Arrow Vale Academy

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