Do you have a disability or special requirements / needs?

Do you have a disability or special requirements / needs?

We have a variety of options for assisting people with special needs who are taking the exams.

Do you have a disability or special requirements / needs?

We have a number of different ways to help people taking our exams who have special requirements/needs, such as:

  • visual difficulties
  • hearing difficulties
  • speaking difficulties
  • specific learning difficulties.

What special arrangements can I ask for?

There are lots of different options, depending on your needs and requirements. Please find the most common Special Arrangements below: Visual difficulties:

  • Enlarged question papers
  • Pausable version of Listening tests
  • Braille question papers
  • Extra time

Hearing difficulties:

  • Headphones (please register for a computer-based exam)
  • Lip-reading version of Listening tests
  • Pausable version of Listening tests
  • Single interview
  • Taking the Speaking test with a partner who is not a candidate

Speaking difficulties:

  • Single interview
  • Taking the Speaking test with a partner who is not a candidate

Learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia, ADHD):

  • Extra time

How to apply for Special Arrangements

Please inform us soon as possible should you have any special requirements. Applications must be received latest 2 months before the exam date.

In order to hand in a request for special arrangements a medical statement and the full payment by the registration deadline is needed. The medical statement cannot be older than 2 years. The medical statement must be in English.

Please note, special arrangements are subject to approval by Cambridge and cannot be guaranteed. Special arrangements are only available for paper-based exams and will take place in our main office, Zürcherstrasse 46 in Winterthur.

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