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Access arrangements are pre-exam arrangements made on behalf of a candidate with particular needs, for example the use of a scribe, modified papers or extra time. There are two different groups of access arrangements, each with their own application form and set of deadlines.
If you plan to use any access arrangements, read the access arrangements section of the Cambridge Handbook so you understand each type of access arrangement and the application process for each one.
Group 1: Access arrangements
Apply for our permission to use these. You do not need to send us evidence when you apply; however, you must keep the evidence until we issue certificates.
Group 2: Modified papers
We send you modified question papers if you submit a final entry for the relevant candidate, syllabus and component.
Modified question papers are arrangements made before the exams that allow candidates with an additional need to access the assessment. Modified papers remove unnecessary barriers without changing the demands of the assessment. Some types of modified paper are available as past papers on our website:
See section 1.3 of the Cambridge Handbook for further information about modified papers and to find out about the other types of modified paper we offer.