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    Okay, my school say it is an "exam board rule" that water is not allowed during the exam except for a medical reason. However, some of my friends at a different school said they were allowed water.

    Please can somebody confirm for me the correct "rule"....I will be furious if we are actually allowed and my school were just making up their own rules. I could have died of thirst this afternoon, it was so hot.

    Thank you!

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    They're making it up.
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    yup..................WE ALL DRIN
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    yeah...we drink at our school....you must just have a strict school that strives off fizzy pop....ask to take in a can of coke...they might let you!
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    yup, they're talking rubbish
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    Of course you are allowed water!
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    no coke though in most schools (i guess) ^^
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    Yep we're allowed water but we've got to leave it on the floor and get them checked before, incase it has writing on it.
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    Thanks for your replies ....... I can't believe they said that :rolleyes:
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    the reason that the school has probably said no to water is in case it spills on your exam paper and messes up all your writing!
    But you are allowed water. I was ill for my AS exam earlier this week - my school has never allowed it, but i pushed and they allowed me to take it in!
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    Aren't you allowed to bring food as well?
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    if you have to argue with them tell them how water helps you concentrate. thats why my school let us drink water in class during normal school because some research said it helped you to concentrate, so if they still refuse tell them they are jeapordising your exam results. and then cry. and they will surely let you take it in. and i dont think coke's aloud but some girl bought in a can and drank it (with the annoying click and fizz when she opened it), no one said anything.

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    (Original post by ~nat~)
    the reason that the school has probably said no to water is in case it spills on your exam paper and messes up all your writing!
    But you are allowed water. I was ill for my AS exam earlier this week - my school has never allowed it, but i pushed and they allowed me to take it in!
    I appreciate that point, but they should not have said that it was an "exam board rule" when clearly it is not. I agree with the earlier poster who said their school allows it, but it is kept on the floor.
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    (Original post by OneAndOnly)
    if you have to argue with them tell them how water helps you concentrate. thats why my school let us drink water in class during normal school because some research said it helped you to concentrate, so if they still refuse tell them they are jeapordising your exam results. and then cry. and they will surely let you take it in. and i dont think coke's aloud but some girl bought in a can and drank it (with the annoying click and fizz when she opened it), no one said anything.

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    LOL! I can just imagine that now, somebody clicking open the can and the fizzy noise filling the room whilst she slurped away!

    I might try the crying technique, it worked when I needed an extra day for my Maths coursework!
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    I've got a copy of the Joint Council for Qualifcations guidelines, which is agreed by AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CCEA and WJEC. The only relevant part that I can find is;

    "You must not take into the examination room any unauthorised materials or equipment which might give you an unfair advantage such as notes, calculator cases/instruction leaflets, bags, personal TV/stereos, electronic or radio communication devices, including mobile phones."

    It doesn't specify that water is disallowed throughout the entire guidelines, which are specifically written for candidates. As with Funkymonk and Seaspray, my school allows water, but it's a good idea to keep it on the floor to avoid it spilling. I can understand your school's concern, though, but nothing has ever happened at my school with water, as far as I know.
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    I take lucozade in to my exams....
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    We can take in any drinks we want. Our school really is lazy, they didn't even check our To Kill A Mocking Bird copies for notes before we went in - I could quite easily have used an annotated copy.
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    water's allowed. I hate ur skool.
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    (Original post by Mr. Fox)
    We can take in any drinks we want. Our school really is lazy, they didn't even check our To Kill A Mocking Bird copies for notes before we went in - I could quite easily have used an annotated copy.
    What the hell, don't you get a clean copy on your exam desk? You take in your own?
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    (Original post by Mr. Fox)
    We can take in any drinks we want. Our school really is lazy, they didn't even check our To Kill A Mocking Bird copies for notes before we went in - I could quite easily have used an annotated copy.
    That is completely rediculous.
 
 
 
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