Special Consideration

ATT recognises that some candidates sit their examination in difficult circumstances and has a process in place which allows you to request special consideration if you feel that your performance in your examination/s was affected by serious personal circumstances (such as illness or close bereavement over or immediately preceding the examination period or if you experienced a particular problem on the day of your examination.)

Please refer to the policy below for more information:

1. If you decide to proceed with your examination/s even though you believe that your performance will be affected, you should notify the ATT within two weeks after sitting the examination/s so that this may be noted for the review by the Examination Steering Group.

2. The report must be made in writing by you, with medical confirmation or other evidence if appropriate.

3. Where serious personal circumstances arise that affect all candidates at an examination centre, the Presiding Officer supervising the examination will be responsible for reporting the facts to the ATT. Should you wish to report the matter as well you can of course do so.

4. All reports of serious personal circumstances will be considered by the Examination Steering Group, who may consult others as they see fit.

5. An awareness of your serious personal circumstances will not necessarily result in additional marks being awarded. The decision for the award of additional marks lies solely at the discretion of the Examination Steering Group.

6. No report of serious personal circumstances submitted after the publication of the results will be considered.

Withdrawing from the written examinations

Exam fees are non-refundable.

You may wish to withdraw from the examination if you believe that your performance is likely to be seriously affected by your particular personal circumstances. If you withdraw from some or all papers entered before the examination entry closing date then your examination entry will be deferred until the next examination session, with no further fee payable.

If you withdraw from some or all papers entered after the examination closing date then you will be unable to carry your paper entry to the next examination session. Your fee would therefore be forfeited. However, in very exceptional circumstances it may be considered to carry forward your examination entry after the closing date. Evidence would have to be provided together with a written explanation to the circumstances.

Computer Based Examinations

If any problems arise during the sitting of the Computer Based Examinations you should notify the exam supervisor at your chosen test centre. You should then report the matter to the ATT within two weeks of the date of your Computer Based Examination.

Further information on rescheduling Computer Based Examinations can be found here.