Candidates with disabilities - UKCATSEN
This page covers special examination arrangements for candidates with disabilities.
- Candidates may require additional time for the test (e.g. dyslexia) and in this case will sit the UKCATSEN.
- Candidates may require a particular test-centre environment due to a medical condition or disability. Information regarding how you might discuss these requirements with us can be found here.
Candidates should book the UKCATSEN if they are entitled to additional time for public examinations based upon a medical diagnosis or report from a specialist teacher. This is likely to relate to candidates with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, attention deficit disorder or working memory deficit. This may also apply to a range of other medical conditions. If you book the UKCATSEN, you do not need to supply UKCAT with evidence of your medical condition. The UKCAT universities, to which you apply, will ask you to send evidence to them later in the admissions cycle. Your UKCAT result may be declared void if you do not present adequate supporting evidence when it is asked for by one of the universities. Your Universities will normally require the following evidence:
- If you are currently at school, college or University, an official letter stating that on the basis of a diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner, educational psychologist or specialist teacher you are currently entitled to additional time in public examinations (or have had additional time in public examinations within the last two years) or
- If you are no longer at school, college or University, a post-16 years diagnosis or report from a qualified medical practitioner or educational psychologist that recommends additional time in public examinations.
If you are not sure if you are eligible to take the UKCATSEN or if you would normally expect to offer different evidence of your condition, please contact UKCAT before booking your test.
The UKCATSEN is not intended for candidates for whom English is an additional language. It is for those with learning difficulties or medical conditions for which they require additional time in examinations.