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    Hi guys, so basically for my Health and Social Care Edexcel exams and my Psychology Unit 3 OCR exam, I'm being made to do my exams on a laptop because my handwriting is THAT BAD. I'm really for it and think that it will help me, a lot, I'm just slightly nervous as to what will actually happen. I really want to know whether I will have the booklet next to me, and on multi choice questions (particularly health and social questions) will I type them or tick them on the paper, or will it be an online paper?!
    I really just want to know if anyone knows what will happen and what it is like from pupils who have previously done their exams on a laptop, I just don't want to go and completely freak out because its completely different to how I expected it to be,
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    I used a laptop once in an english exam.

    They just had a microsoft word document thing out and it did not have grammar check or anything all i had to do is number the question and answer it. I had the insert and question paper with the laptop too.
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    (Original post by Beth Mitchell)
    Hi guys, so basically for my Health and Social Care Edexcel exams and my Psychology Unit 3 OCR exam, I'm being made to do my exams on a laptop because my handwriting is THAT BAD. I'm really for it and think that it will help me, a lot, I'm just slightly nervous as to what will actually happen. I really want to know whether I will have the booklet next to me, and on multi choice questions (particularly health and social questions) will I type them or tick them on the paper, or will it be an online paper?!
    I really just want to know if anyone knows what will happen and what it is like from pupils who have previously done their exams on a laptop, I just don't want to go and completely freak out because its completely different to how I expected it to be,!
    You should be given a laptop with a specific login which only gives you access to a word processor with no spell check (e.g. Wordpad). (You can't use your normal school login). It should be set up on double line spacing ansd 12pt font. You have the booklet and it's entirely up to you which bits you answer in the booklet and which bits on the word processor.

    (The regulations say you can only have a laptop if it is your normal way of working in the centre - you should have been using one for lots of work through the year and all internal tests so you should now be familiar with exactly what happens. It is not your fault in the slightest but I'm getting a bit fed up with the number of similar threads on here - all your centres are breaking the rules if they give you one when you've never had one before.)
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    You should be given a laptop with a specific login which only gives you access to a word processor with no spell check (e.g. Wordpad). (You can't use your normal school login). It should be set up on double line spacing ansd 12pt font. You have the booklet and it's entirely up to you which bits you answer in the booklet and which bits on the word processor.

    (The regulations say you can only have a laptop if it is your normal way of working in the centre - you should have been using one for lots of work through the year and all internal tests so you should now be familiar with exactly what happens. It is not your fault in the slightest but I'm getting a bit fed up with the number of similar threads on here - all your centres are breaking the rules if they give you one when you've never had one before.)
    You seem mad
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    The thing is that after my exams I'm going to try and get diagnosed with a learning disability which affects fine motor skills and none of my teachers have really suggested it until an exam invigilator saw my writing in an exam, thanks for the help though
 
 
 
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