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    I currently use the pilot frixion pens but I cannot use these in the exams because they are heat sensitive. Could anyone recommend any similar pens? I struggle using biros because my writing goes quite patchy and there ends up being white bits in my writing. I am not sure why because I press reasonably hard when I write. Anyway, any help would be much appreciated!
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    Berol pens or those pens that you get from fundraisers and charities.
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    Have you tried gel pens or fineliners?
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    (Original post by Smidge_midge)
    Have you tried gel pens or fineliners?
    Gel pens aren't allowed in exams. Well, AQA anyway. And fineliners are frowned upon because the ink can go through the page.
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    No I haven't. Thank you for your help!
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    Them ones you can rob from Argos are sick fam
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    Gel pens aren't allowed in exams. Well, AQA anyway. And fineliners are frowned upon because the ink can go through the page.
    I use AQA, Edexcel, Edexcel iGCSE, and OCR
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    (Original post by Ekno)
    Them ones you can rob from Argos are sick fam
    I'm not keen on those, they're kind of like biros so my writing goes funny
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    I ask the same question too! So I sent an email to the examboard and they said no to gel pens. I asked "why?" and essentially they said "cos JCQ says you can't, deal with it" Not sure about fineliners tho.

    Same, I can't deal with biros :/
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    (Original post by daisie)
    I use AQA, Edexcel, Edexcel iGCSE, and OCR
    Definitely don't use fineliners for AQA and Edexcel. They quote in the examination rules that fineliners aren't the best pens to use.
    I don't know about OCR.
    Try to use a biro or something similar.
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    (Original post by simply_a_ Δ)
    I ask the same question too! So I sent an email to the examboard and they said no to gel pens. I asked "why?" and essentially they said "cos JCQ says you can't, deal with it" Not sure about fineliners tho.

    Same, I can't deal with biros :/
    Thanks! I will avoid gel pens then!
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    Definitely don't use fineliners for AQA and Edexcel. They quote in the examination rules that fineliners aren't the best pens to use.
    I don't know about OCR.
    Try to use a biro or something similar.
    Ok thank you
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    simple black Biro pen.
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    simple black Biro pen.
    I can't write properly in biros :/
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    I always use the black ink one for exams
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    pencil
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    I use the bic softfeel clic grip in black, it grips so the pen doesn't slip when i'm trying to write fast and I just find it goes on the page smooth and allows me to go as fast as possible really
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