PLEASE HELP: writing outside lines in exam Watch

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I did my geography paper 2 today and for quite a few of the answers I wrote below the dotted lines. My handwriting was neat but I wondered if it will be scanned for the examiner to mark?

I didn't write outside the the bold margins but I wrote between 1-3 lines below the dotted line (2cm at most). I panicked because everyone else asked for paper but I thought it was pointless as it would have been literally loads of single sentences.

I'm really worried it won't get scanned and I will lose marks, the paper I did was AQA btw.

Thanks for your help!!!
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Hi

I did my geography paper 2 today and for quite a few of the answers I wrote below the dotted lines. My handwriting was neat but I wondered if it will be scanned for the examiner to mark?

I didn't write outside the the bold margins but I wrote between 1-3 lines below the dotted line (2cm at most). I panicked because everyone else asked for paper but I thought it was pointless as it would have been literally loads of single sentences.

I'm really worried it won't get scanned and I will lose marks, the paper I did was AQA btw.

Thanks for your help!!!
It will be fine, you have nothing to worry about!
As long as it was within the black outline box that is around 1 cm from the edge of the paper, it will be scanned (unless it specifically states otherwise)

Good Luck!
Alex
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The bit under the lines, but still in the big box? 99% sure they scan in whole pages, so you should be fine, it's only if you've written outside the box that the issue arises.
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apparently all that gets scanned are the lines. so im not sure...
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I got 90 - 100 UMS on the GCSE science papers and 99% certain I would have written below the lines - must get scanned as I didn't lose the marks for it so you should be fine!

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