Special consideration

The CIOT recognises that some candidates sit their examination in difficult circumstances and has a process in place which allows you to request special consideration if you feel that your performance in your examination(s) was affected by serious personal circumstances (such as illness or close bereavement during or immediately preceding the examination period, or if you experienced a particular problem on the day of your examination).

Please refer to the policy below for more information:

1. If you decide to proceed with your examination(s) even though you believe that your performance will be affected, you should notify the CIOT within two weeks after sitting the examination(s) so that this may be noted for the review by the Examination Committee.

2. The report must be made in writing by you, with medical confirmation or other evidence if appropriate.

3. Where mitigating circumstances arise that affect all candidates at an examination centre, the Presiding Officer supervising the examination will be responsible for reporting the facts to the CIOT. Should you wish to report the matter as well you can of course do so.

4. All reports of mitigating circumstances will be considered by the Examination Committee, who may consult others as they see fit.

5. An awareness of your mitigating circumstances will not necessarily result in additional marks being awarded. The decision for the award of additional marks lies solely at the discretion of the Examination Committee.

6. No report of mitigating circumstances submitted after the publication of the results will be considered.


Withdrawing from the examinations

You may wish to withdraw from the examination if you believe that your performance is likely to be seriously affected by your particular personal circumstances. Please visit www.adit.org.uk/withdrawal for more information on withdrawing from the exams.