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Children’s School Lives Study: Report 7

Children’s School Lives Study: Report 7

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Reasonable Accommodations

Politics and Society is intended to be inclusive of all students. In this way the subject contributes to equality of opportunity, participation and learning experiences for all. The scheme of reasonable accommodations, operated by the State Examinations Commission, is designed to assist candidates in the Leaving Certificate who have physical/medical/sensory and/or specific learning difficulties.

While reasonable accommodations are designed to remove as far as possible the impact of a disability on a candidate’s performance, so that he or she can demonstrate in an examination his or her level of achievement, they are not designed to compensate for a potential lack of achievement arising from a disability.

Applications for reasonable accommodations are considered within a published framework of principles (Expert Advisory Group Report, January 2000) and are submitted by the school which a candidate attends on prescribed application forms. Applications are normally invited one year in advance of the examination concerned.

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