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Math and English test

Post by Guest » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:21 pm

:slby: Hi there im applying to become a prison officer and very worried about the maths and English tests. Having dyslexia the two subject's are not my strong point at all. What type of questions should i expect what is the pass rate.
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Re: Math and English test

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:47 pm

When you get to RAD you can tell them that you have dyslexia and they will make the necessary arrangements to help you with the tests, not sure what can be done about the POST tests other than get someone to "help" you with the test.

Maths is everything you would expect, counting, %ages addition, subtraction and then English again. Is what you would expect, checks your writing and reading skills, extrapolation of information and when you get to RAD, report writing.
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Re: Math and English test

Post by Gravey957 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:10 pm

There are various older threads that could have been found by using the search facility

This is a quote from one I found just by searching the key words HELP, RAD AND DYSLEXIA

Skippy wrote: well done sig  

Out of interest, how do the tests at college compare with the online post and the writing test you do at theRAD? Also, are people allowed extra time if they are certified dyslexic like in school exams?

It is harder than the POST but then so is getting dressed in the morning! I am not sure what are the extra things put in place for dyslexia other than that they do get extra help.
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Re: Math and English test

Post by Richy22 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:08 am

When I did my rad there was a lad there who was dyslexic who was told that he could off gone straight to interview because of it. As it happened he wanted to do the rad so they made a few adjustments for him, like he was allowed more time to read the information about the various sims etc.

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