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I had this chemistry exam in may, and it went fine, but for two questions, each worthh 3 marks, I got over confident, and wrote answers which were opposite for each question! I scribbled it all out, and wrote in between the spaces and lines they provide us in exam papers! I'm scared now, will the examiner not understand what I've written? They scan the papers, so will the scanner like mess up what I've written in between the spaces of lines? I'm so worried, please help me
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Pretty sure you'll be fine Even if not there is nothing that can be done so don't worry!
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Have you ever done this in an exam?
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Yep loads!! More often then writing an answer in the right place. I tend to go on and on in mine


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Yeah I go on an on, infact I write around the barcodes :/
I'm so stupid, I just wish its all fine and the examiners can see what I've written! Stupid scanner
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the paper is scanned in to the markers. The entire page is scanned in, except for the border which tells you 'don't write here' , so as long as you wrote on the page and not in the border, It will get marked.
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My exam paper had like 4 bracket things round the page [ - looks like throughout the whole paper - each in 4 corners...I wrote beyond that, will they mark that down
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Depends on the exam board. For AQA, if you write outside the border the examiner can't actually see your writing on the computer program they use for marking. I am told however that if you show clearly that you've written outside the border (by a note inside) then proper procedure is for the examiner to 'escalate' that to a senior examiner who can access a physical copy of the script.

Whether or not they'll actually bother is something else entirely, as they don't get paid for each question they escalate, whereas they'll get paid for ignoring the crudely drawn arrows indicating writing outside the area and giving the answer zero marks.


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(Original post by Snakefingers13)
Depends on the exam board. For AQA, if you write outside the border the examiner can't actually see your writing on the computer program they use for marking. I am told however that if you show clearly that you've written outside the border (by a note inside) then proper procedure is for the examiner to 'escalate' that to a senior examiner who can access a physical copy of the script.

Whether or not they'll actually bother is something else entirely, as they don't get paid for each question they escalate, whereas they'll get paid for ignoring the crudely drawn arrows indicating writing outside the area and giving the answer zero marks.


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the exam i did was OCR salters B chemistry...
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