What happens after I've submitted an application for PAA?
- Upon submission of your application for PAA, you will receive a confirmation email; this will be sent to your King’s email account.
- The Examinations Office will review your application and any supporting evidence you submitted.
- The Examination Office will pass your application to the Personalised Assessment Arrangement Committee (PAAC) who will inform you of the outcome of your application via email.
Important to know:
- If any supporting evidence provided is not suitable or doesn’t meet the criteria, the Examinations Office will inform you of this by email and advise you on what to do next.
- Disability Support can review your supporting evidence before you re-submit your application for PAA. For more information, take a look at our article How can Disability Support assist me with my disability?
My application for PAA was successful
If your application for PAA is successful, you will receive an email before each exam period is scheduled to begin.
This email will include the following:
- Confirmation of all your arrangements for your upcoming exams.
- Details of where your exam will be taking place (When in-person examinations resume)
- The duration of any personal assessment arrangements made.
Where can I view my PAA?
How long will my arrangements last?
If you have a long-term health condition or learning difficulty (a condition that has affected you for over a year), and that the supporting evidence you have submitted fulfil PAAC requirement, your PAA will be approved. You will not have to re-apply for PAA for the duration of your time at King’s, given that you remain enrolled on the same course/ unless your circumstances change.
Examples of long-term disabilities include:
• Crohn’s disease
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If your condition is long-term but could change, you will be told how long your Personal Assessment Arrangement will last for, and when you must re-apply. A re-assessment will allow the Personal Assessment Arrangement Committee (PAAC) to make any suitable adjustments to your arrangement.
Examples of this include:
• A prolonged condition that can be alleviated with surgery and has a pending surgery date, such as a brain tumour.
• (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) PTSD that has no relapse.
Do I need to re-apply for PAA?
You will be asked to re-apply for your Personal Assessment Arrangement if:
- Your arrangement was approved because at the time of your application, you had a temporary medical condition, such as a broken arm, a prolonged condition that can be alleviated with surgery and has a pending surgery date, or if you were pregnant.
- If you did not submit all the required evidence in your first application.
- If you have a new or additional condition and would like your current Personal Assessment Arrangement to be reviewed.
- If you start a new programme at Kings.
- Once your temporary arrangements have expired
How do I extend an interim PAA arrangement?
Within your email detailing the outcome of your application for PAA, you will be given further guidance on how to extend your arrangements, should you still need this provision.
Important to know: Your Personal Assessment Arrangement has been granted for the programme you are studying at the time of your application. If you start a new programme or transfer to a different course, you will need to submit a new application for PAA.
What if I'm not granted all the arrangements I asked for in my application?
If you were not granted all the arrangements that you requested in your application and would like to discuss this, please contact the Examinations Office within 7 days of receiving the outcome of your application by email. The Examinations Office will discuss your application with you in more detail.
Important to know: The email containing details of the outcome of your application for PAA, will also include steps on how to make an appeal.
I've now got a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) coversheet. What will happen to the grades I obtained for coursework I submitted without my coversheet?
We advise that you get in touch with your faculty or department for further advice, as King’s unfortunately cannot consider any adjustments retrospectively.
I've been granted PAA, does this allow me extra time for my online exams?
The format of the online exam you are taking will determine if an additional period of time will be included for your assessment. Please read our How can I prepare for online assessments at King’s? for further guidance.
My application for PAA was unsuccessful
Why was my application for PAA rejected?
In most cases your application may have been rejected because:
- You have not provided enough evidence to support all your requests.
- You are not eligible for an arrangement.
- Your arrangement cannot be accommodated by King’s
I want to appeal the outcome of my application
Take a look at our article How can I appeal the decision on my application for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA) for more information.
If you need further support with your application/arrangements:
Who should I contact if I have questions about my application?
If you have a question/concerns about an existing application or PAA provision, contact the Examinations Office.
Important to know: The dedicated 'PAA email' (above) should only be used if you are enquiring about an existing application or provision.
For general enquiries about PAA, please log a case with us.
Who can I contact if I need assistance with PAA for an in-course assessment?
If you have a PAA in place but need help with your arrangements for in-course assessments, please contact your faculty or department.
I’m intercalating. Does my PAA carry over to my new course?
If you are intercalating, this will be considered a new course, and any previous PAA arrangements made, will no longer apply. You’ll therefore, have to submit a new application for PAA. You can find out more on how to re-apply for PAA in our article Guidance for applying for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA).