The British Council aims to ensure that every candidate is treated fairly and objectively and that they are given optimum conditions to take their exams. We can make arrangements to accommodate special circumstances or requirements to enable test takers to attend a test centre, to understand questions and to give their exam answers.
The British Council Botswana, in co-operation with its exam body partners, provides special arrangements for candidates with hearing, speech, visual and kinetic difficulties, as well as for candidates with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. We also make special arrangements for candidates who have sustained accident-related injuries, such as a broken arm, prior to the day of the exam. Please note, no documents regarding special arrangements will be accepted after registration has closed.
To apply for special arrangements you must:
- produce a medical certificate stating in detail the nature of the candidate’s disability
- arrange to meet with the British Council Botswana exams team in order to complete the application form for special arrangements.
Please note that candidates with dyslexia and other learning difficulties should provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years and a sample of their written work, i.e. two to three essays or letters, depending on the candidate's level of English and the exam they have registered for.
You are advised to register within the following timelines for the following exams:
- For IELTS, applications for modified material must be made at least three months in advance of the test date; and for administrative arrangements (i.e. extra time) at least six weeks before the registration deadline
- For Cambridge exams, the request has to be made at least six weeks before the registration deadline.
The exact procedure for each exam will differ according to the nature and degree of the candidate’s disability or injury.
For further information, please contact us.