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    hi i'm doing my gcse's and my handwriting is appalling i do 2 hours a week handwriting practice but my handwriting isn't improving in my mock papers i lost marks because my handwriting wasn't readable but what i'd written was actually correct, also in some lessons i have to type because if i write neat it takes too long, so i wondered if i could type in my exams is it possible I've done a couple of exams already and i don't know if they struggled marking it or not, would i be able to type the rest of my exams English especially ive got 3 big english ones coming up so need the examiner to be able to read it.
    so would i be able to use a laptop?


    You need to talk to your school's disability advisor. I don't think they will let you type without an official assessment, because they will have to inform the exam boards, and it may be too late for this. It's also possible 'bad handwriting' isn't enough of a disability - you may need to be tested for things like dyslexia. However, I'm not entirely sure. People do use laptops, but I don't know what the requirements are. Either way, the sooner you get it sorted the better. You may be able to get some kind of special consideration, and help for your A-levels if not these coming exams, or it may take the form of extra time.

    Your school disability advisor (all schools have one, but if you can't find one speak to your form tutor or head of year) will know the official policies.
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