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Extra time in assignments and exams

Hello,

I currently get 25% extra time due to a neuro-developmental condition I have but I don’t feel it is enough and I’d like to increase it.

Is there such a thing as getting more than 25% or is that the bog standard? Could I even possibly get it raised to 50%? And would this likely be a long, drawn out process?
Original post by Windandrain
Hello,

I currently get 25% extra time due to a neuro-developmental condition I have but I don’t feel it is enough and I’d like to increase it.

Is there such a thing as getting more than 25% or is that the bog standard? Could I even possibly get it raised to 50%? And would this likely be a long, drawn out process?


You can get more than 25% but what does your diagnosis recommend?
Original post by Muttley79
You can get more than 25% but what does your diagnosis recommend?


I don’t know what you mean?

I was diagnosed with it as a child and I’ve had extra time my whole through school like in my GCSEs and a levels, all at 25%

I don’t know what the experts would say, but I struggle even with the 25%
Original post by Windandrain
I don’t know what you mean?

I was diagnosed with it as a child and I’ve had extra time my whole through school like in my GCSEs and a levels, all at 25%

I don’t know what the experts would say, but I struggle even with the 25%


When you were diagnosed there would have been a document saying what adjustments woule be needed. I've been a SENCo and that is what I've always gone by.
Original post by Muttley79
When you were diagnosed there would have been a document saying what adjustments woule be needed. I've been a SENCo and that is what I've always gone by.


Ah okay. Yeah I’m sure my documents at school would have said I’m entitled to 25% extra time.

when I left school and went to college, they transferred my documents over and I’ve continued to get the extra 25% at further education and higher education level.

it’s just a problem for me. I don’t think it’s enough for me anymore and I personally feel I need to increase it. I don’t know if it’s due to my condition or if it’s just me in general, but sometimes I read a task/question and it takes me ages to work it out and then I run out of time, I sometimes struggle to interpret the meaning of things.

can I ask the learning support officer at my college if I can have it increased to 50%? Is it just a case of them saying yes then its implemented automatically or does it have to go through a whole big and long process? And is there a chance they could say no?
Original post by Windandrain
Ah okay. Yeah I’m sure my documents at school would have said I’m entitled to 25% extra time.

when I left school and went to college, they transferred my documents over and I’ve continued to get the extra 25% at further education and higher education level.

it’s just a problem for me. I don’t think it’s enough for me anymore and I personally feel I need to increase it. I don’t know if it’s due to my condition or if it’s just me in general, but sometimes I read a task/question and it takes me ages to work it out and then I run out of time, I sometimes struggle to interpret the meaning of things.

can I ask the learning support officer at my college if I can have it increased to 50%? Is it just a case of them saying yes then its implemented automatically or does it have to go through a whole big and long process? And is there a chance they could say no?

I think you'd need to be reassessed - that would be worth it if you plan to go to university. What happens in class tests? They'd need evidence that 25% isn't enough to make it a level playing field..

Do you get rest breaks? That would be easier to arrange.
Original post by Windandrain
Hello,

I currently get 25% extra time due to a neuro-developmental condition I have but I don’t feel it is enough and I’d like to increase it.

Is there such a thing as getting more than 25% or is that the bog standard? Could I even possibly get it raised to 50%? And would this likely be a long, drawn out process?


Hello,

I am also diagnosed with a ND disorder (ASD) and a deficit in my working memory. My student support plan indicates I get 25%. However, it is possible to get 50%. Speak to your disability advisor and if you are at university, go through the disability assessment and mention your difficulties with the 25%. They may add extra time on top of that and/or they may give you resources to help you within exam condition (for example, all of my exams are written on a computer, and I am entitled to a scribe due to my eyesight).

Hope this helps.

Mashpotatoes.
Original post by Muttley79
I think you'd need to be reassessed - that would be worth it if you plan to go to university. What happens in class tests? They'd need evidence that 25% isn't enough to make it a level playing field..

Do you get rest breaks? That would be easier to arrange.


No don’t get rest breaks. I just get 25% in class tests, exams and assignments.

I feel that I need 50% in assignments, class tests and exams
Original post by Windandrain
No don’t get rest breaks. I just get 25% in class tests, exams and assignments.

I feel that I need 50% in assignments, class tests and exams


Talk to the SENCo - it's rare to have more than 25% tbh. I don't want to go into detials but their issues have been complex and have often needed an amanuensis.
Update: they said they can’t grant me 50% extra time as it’s reserved for people who have exceptional circumstances and learning difficulties so I don’t meet the criteria :frown:
What do they class as exceptional circs? And can you ask for more than 25% if they can’t provide 50%?
Original post by zokaizer
What do they class as exceptional circs? And can you ask for more than 25% if they can’t provide 50%?


Not sure think it has to be extreme learning difficulties and physical ailments e.g loss of a hand or something like that
Ask for rest breaks. I have ASD and they help so much even if you don't think you need them
Original post by zokaizer
What do they class as exceptional circs? And can you ask for more than 25% if they can’t provide 50%?


I have 50%. I think it's because I have a health condition in addition to a learning disability, which makes me eligible for 25% twice, so they just transfer it into 50% (I think, I am not really sure tbh).

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