AAO - Useful Information
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Access arrangements online (AAO) allows centres to submit GCSE and GCE access arrangements applications and order modified papers quickly and efficiently.
AAO combines access arrangements and modified paper requests, helping to reduce the administrative burden for centres.
Go to http://jcq.training.jcq.org.uk to learn how to use AAO.
You can go to the Access arrangements online tool via any of the awarding body secure extranet sites:
Only one application is required for each candidate. Where AAO approves an access arrangement it can be applied to the candidate’s GCSE or GCE exams irrespective of the awarding body (subject to the JCQ regulations).
In over 90% of cases you will receive an instant decision from the system. Complex cases, known as awarding body referrals, will be forwarded on-line to the relevant awarding body for a decision. You should allow sufficient time for the awarding body to consider the case. The progress of these cases can be monitored on-line while the decision is awaited.
Candidate data protection notice
The candidate's consent must be obtained before his/her application is processed on-line.
The Data Protection Notice can be downloaded from the JCQ website here.
The Data Protection Notice must be kept on file for inspection and presented to the JCQ Centre Inspector by the SENCo.
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- Assessment and grade setting: an overview
- Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration
- AAO (Access Arrangements Online)
- Controlled Assessments
- Exam Room Posters
- 'ICE' - Instructions for conducting examinations
- Information for candidates documents
- Key Dates and Timetables
- General Regulations
- Non-Examination Assessments
- Past Papers
- Post-Results Services
- Results and Certification
- Other documents