Access arrangements

This page contains relevant information and application forms for Examination Access Arrangements.

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Applications for Examination Access Arrangements (EAAs) for the coming examination session are accepted at the MATSEC Support Unit.  Applications for the Main/First 2021 session have been extended and will be accepted by not later than Friday 27th November, 2020.

Late registrations: Applications for EAAs from candidates registering for the Main/First session in the late registration periods shall follow the same deadline dates as those for late registrations. 

Very late registrations: These will not be accepted later than the 15th February.  Candidates who register for one or more examinations using very late registrations following this date shall not be eligible for Examination Access Arrangements in that session.  Emergency (last-minute) cases shall be considered until the day of the examination. 

Supplementary/Second session: Applications for this session will be accepted by not later than the deadline date of the registrations.  Candidates registering for the Supplementary/Second session in the late and very late registration periods will not be able to register for Examination Access Arrangements. 

Form 3/Year 9 candidates who apply for access arrangements for the assessment of vocational subjects at SEC level will need to apply by the end of January of that year since the first controlled assessment will be held at the end of Form 3/Year 9.  Candidates who require access arrangements for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and/or AD(H)D and Dyspraxia (DCD) will need to present a full psychological report based on tests made at any time during their educational career together with an assessment update carried out from January of the preceding year onward.  Access arrangements granted on this basis will be given for all assessments, including SEC examinations for other subjects at the end of secondary school.  Candidates who do not present an updated report by January of that year will not be eligible for access arrangements. 

The MATSEC Board and the ACCESS-Disability Support Committee at the University of Malta have responded to the increasing number of candidates requesting access to the SEC/Matriculation Certification examinations to grant fair access to these candidates.  In this page, one finds relevant information and application forms.