Exam use regulations
The Joint Council for Qualifications has regulations in place regarding the use of technology in exams. It is vital that any assistive technology used (in this case DocsPlus) must be a candidate's usual way of working.
If a student qualifies for word processing support:
- The spell checker, speech feedback and predictive text options must be disabled (unless the candidate has permission for a scribe).
If a student qualifies for a scribe:
- A wider range of support options can be used. Use of the spell checker, speech feedback and word prediction tools is permitted.
If a student qualifies for a reader:
- A computer reader can be used to read the exam paper aloud whilst the candidate writes their answers using pen and paper.
A student may also qualify for a combination of the above.
We have highlighted the specific information within the Adjustments for Candidates with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties guidelines which specifically relates to using software in exams here.