Special requirements

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Candidates with a disability
or special requirements

Cambridge Assessment English has a number of ways to help people taking the exams who need special arrangements due to temporary or long-term difficulties or conditions. For example, special arrangements might be available for a candidate with a broken arm, or a long-term illness, or a specific learning difficulty. Please get in touch with us and we will advise you.

Specific advice is available below for:

  • Visual difficulties
  • Hearing or speaking difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
How to apply for special arrangements?

It may take several months for some special arrangements to be made for you, so you should make your application as soon as possible through our exam centre.

We will ask for full details of your particular difficulty and advise you on the arrangements which may be possible.

Sample modified materials

Cambridge English can provide a range of modified materials if you have special requirements.

Special Requirements
guidance notes for teachers

Guidance Notes for Special Requirements give teachers useful information about the different Special Requirements versions available for Cambridge English exams. They contain a description of how materials are adapted for different special requirement needs, along with examples demonstrating what materials might look like, useful information about special arrangements for taking the exams, and FAQs.

There are four Guidance Notes for Special Requirements:

Sample modified materials

Sample modified materials are available for some exams.

What modified materials can I have?

Cambridge English can provide a range of modified materials if you have special requirements. Sample modified materials are available for some exams.

To see what types of material are available, click here to go to the Cambridge English Special requirements page.