By the num­bers: Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion

TES (Times Education Supplement) - - INSIGHT -

2,144

The es­ti­mated num­ber of exam pa­pers checked for sen­si­tive con­tent by four exam boards

2

The num­ber of exam pa­pers re­placed fol­low­ing the Manch­ester bomb­ing

550,700

The num­ber of re­quests for spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion that were ap­proved in 2016 – a 5 per cent in­crease on 2015

25%

The pro­por­tion of ex­ams and course­work that a pupil must com­plete per sub­ject be­fore their grade can be en­hanced due to ab­sence. It was

40%

un­til last month.

95%

The pro­por­tion of the re­quests for spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion ap­proved last year that were for pupils who were present for an as­sess­ment but were dis­ad­van­taged in some way. The re­main­der were for pupils who were not present to com­plete all the as­sess­ment

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