BATA chair Mark McClusker hails ICT's official exam debut, and the push for inclusion for World Book Day
Good news for students with special educational needs (SEN) that use literacy software in the classroom! A recent change in the regulations by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), means that literacy software can now be used in exams to support students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia. These tools can level the playing field with non-dyslexic candidates and it is vital that schools – and students – are aware that this change has been made and that support is available to them.
This is a welcome development and stems from the Coalition Government’s determination to make exams harder by phasing out coursework and modular learning in favour of traditional end-of-year exams which come into effect in 2015.