§ Mr. William Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what special arrangements he has now made for the marking of GCSE exam papers where the pupil has dyslexia; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
The GCSE examining group have a well-established common policy, drawn up in consultation with various national organisations, to deal with handicapped candidates, including those who are recognised as dyslexic. There are also appeals procedures available for those candidates who feel that such special circumstances have not been taken into account in the marking of their examinations. No changes to this provision have been proposed.