Help needed to support GCSE students

Haberdashers Abraham Darby School are looking for volunteers to support a small group of pupils with ‘exam access arrangements’ (EAA) who will be sitting their GCSE exams this Summer.

Being a scribe typically involves supporting a pupil in their GCSE exams and reading the questions to them and writing down their responses and if requested, reading their responses back to them.

A typical pupil sits eight subjects and there are 2-3 exams per subject. The exams commence in May 2024 and end in June 2024. Exams vary in duration from 75 minutes to 180 minutes (this includes the 25% extra time allowance that most EAA pupils are entitled to). Some pupils will make full use of this time, others may not. It is sometimes the case that a pupil will sit two exams per day, one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session.

Volunteer scribes will:

  • need to be able to write reasonably quickly and legibly. Training will be provided by the school and will take no more than one hour.
  • need to pass an enhanced DBS certificate, undertaken by the school on your behalf during a visit during school hours for approximately 15-30 minutes to complete this process.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged and for more information please contact Jenny Wynnn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 07974950135