This article provides an overview of the 7-day arrangements that can be made for disabled students when completing coursework. Students will be able to request up to 7 days of additional time to complete assessed coursework.
This also includes:
Important to know: This adjustment cannot be made for assessments with short deadlines (less than 3 weeks between assessment details provided and the submission deadline). Similarly, it can't be made for written exams (face-to-face and online).
If you have a diagnosed Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or a medical condition that may affect your performance in your coursework, you can apply for a Personalised Assessment Arrangement (PAA). Please read our Guidance for Applying for Personalised Assessment Arrangements for support with this process.
How can I apply for the 7-day extensions for coursework assessments?
What happens after my request is submitted?
Common questions about the application process
I'm a King's Online student, can I apply for PAA and 7-day coursework extensions?
All disabled students can apply for 7-day coursework extensions. Please note that extensions are not always possible for assessments with short time frames.
To learn more about the ways we support disabled students, please read our article An overview of the provisions and support you can access for your disability at King's.
Why can't I select a 7-day extension request in the Mitigating Circumstances form?
Before completing the Mitigating Circumstances Form, you need to apply for the 7-day extension via an application for Personalised Assessments Arrangements (PAA).
Please apply for all provisions that may be required. Have a look at our article What are Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA)? for further guidance.
I’ve submitted my application for PAA; why can’t I see the option to select a 7-day extension within my Mitigating Circumstances form?
If you're not able to request a 7-day extension request in your Mitigating Circumstances form, your application for PAA may still be under review. To check the status of your application, please email the Examinations Office.
Important to know: For guidance on what to expect once you’ve applied for PAA, please read our article After you have applied for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA).
Is there a restriction on how many requests I can make for a 7-day extension?
You can only request one 7-day extension per assessment.
There's no restriction on requesting 7-day extensions for different coursework assessments.
If you request a 7-day extension and find that you need more than the 7 additional days, you’ll need to submit another Mitigating Circumstances form, and select another category. You'll need to provide an explanation of your circumstances and supporting evidence.
Important to know: Some academic departments may offer you a short extension that is longer than seven days This may be for administrative reasons, or to keep within their assessment cycles, but you are able to hand in your work at any point during the agreed extension time.
If 7-day extensions can only be applied to assessments where completion time/deadlines are set at least three weeks in advance, what about other assessments with shorter timings?
Extra time is available for timed tests and examinations, but assessments with short time frames (including 24-hour online examinations) usually have additional time built in, so that it is not necessary to add any further time for disabled students.
Can I request a 7-day extension for a dissertation?
Yes, you request a 7-day extension for a dissertation.
Can I request a 7-day extension for a presentation?
This would not normally be appropriate, but if you are required to submit your presentation in a written format then you can request a 7-day extension for it.
Important to know: Verbal presentation deadlines can't be extended under this arrangement. You should speak to your personal tutor if you will not be able to present at the time given. To find out how to contact your personal tutor, read our article Who is my personal tutor & what do they do?
My tutor has set a task to complete for next week and won’t provide an extension, why is this?
Assessments with short time frames (see above) are not covered by the 7-day extension arrangement. Assessments with short time frames are set with enough time for all students to complete them, including those who need extra time compared to others.