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    So I had an exam a few days ago. I haven't opened my bag since then since I usually revise using my laptop. I opened my bag today to see I accidentally took the pink maths formula booklet home... The one that specifically says "It is not to be removed from the examination room". I don't know how it got in my bag but ok. I don't recall picking it up lol.

    My question is what should I do now? It's not like I did any work in the book anyway. Plus the exam was M1 so I won't have used any formulas from the book. Do I just casually hand it back to the school or will I get in trouble with edexcel? Should I just forget about the whole thing since it might not be a big deal? I don't see why it would be as you couldn't possibly cheat using a formula book. They're available online ffs. But they must've stated it shouldn't be removed from the exam room for a reason right?

    I'm contemplating on just putting it in the bin
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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    So I had an exam a few days ago. I haven't opened my bag since then since I usually revise using my laptop. I opened my bag today to see I accidentally took the pink maths formula booklet home... The one that specifically says "It is not to be removed from the examination room". I don't know how it got in my bag but ok. I don't recall picking it up lol.

    My question is what should I do now? It's not like I did any work in the book anyway. Plus the exam was M1 so I won't have used any formulas from the book. Do I just casually hand it back to the school or will I get in trouble with edexcel? Should I just forget about the whole thing since it might not be a big deal? I don't see why it would be as you couldn't possibly cheat using a formula book. They're available online ffs. But they must've stated it shouldn't be removed from the exam room for a reason right?

    I'm contemplating on just putting it in the bin
    The booklet given to me by the school had answers to a different exam on it's last paper, so I don't think those are really delivered by Edexcel or that Edexcel recalls them back. I would imagine the reason for them asking you to leave it is to prevent students from copying down answers then spreading it immediately after the exam, or publishing MAs and thus ruining the paper for schools using it as a mock paper in the future.
    Return the booklet, if there is nothing written on it the school would not mind I presume.
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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    So I had an exam a few days ago. I haven't opened my bag since then since I usually revise using my laptop. I opened my bag today to see I accidentally took the pink maths formula booklet home... The one that specifically says "It is not to be removed from the examination room". I don't know how it got in my bag but ok. I don't recall picking it up lol.

    My question is what should I do now? It's not like I did any work in the book anyway. Plus the exam was M1 so I won't have used any formulas from the book. Do I just casually hand it back to the school or will I get in trouble with edexcel? Should I just forget about the whole thing since it might not be a big deal? I don't see why it would be as you couldn't possibly cheat using a formula book. They're available online ffs. But they must've stated it shouldn't be removed from the exam room for a reason right?

    I'm contemplating on just putting it in the bin
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    Give it back to exams officer. They'll need to check nothing has been written in it before using it again.
    Keep it at home to use when you do other past papers.
    Put it in the recycling box,

    The document can be be downloaded from the Edexcel website so there's no problem with you having it. It shouldn't be removed or written in so that your school has clean copies they can re-use in future exams.


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    Forget about it, pretend you never took it. If there's an issue with them not having it with your paper, they'll probably put it down to an administration issue.

    Heck, you could even claim that you never got one, then use that to get a grade boost.
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    Either give it back to the Exam Office or throw it away. If you tdo hrow it away then write DISCARDED or SPOILT on the front in big letters so no one could bring it into an exam with notes written in it without it being spotted.
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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    So I had an exam a few days ago. I haven't opened my bag since then since I usually revise using my laptop. I opened my bag today to see I accidentally took the pink maths formula booklet home... The one that specifically says "It is not to be removed from the examination room". I don't know how it got in my bag but ok. I don't recall picking it up lol.

    My question is what should I do now? It's not like I did any work in the book anyway. Plus the exam was M1 so I won't have used any formulas from the book. Do I just casually hand it back to the school or will I get in trouble with edexcel? Should I just forget about the whole thing since it might not be a big deal? I don't see why it would be as you couldn't possibly cheat using a formula book. They're available online ffs. But they must've stated it shouldn't be removed from the exam room for a reason right?

    I'm contemplating on just putting it in the bin
    If anything it's a fail on behalf of the invigilators for not taking them back. At the end of all exams surely a bright pink booklet would've been screaming out to them to pick up. Don't worry about it, it could be an omen of a future career involving trig equations
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    Thanks guys. I just don't want to get a fat 0 on my m1 paper lol. I guess I'll just "lose" it

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    Heck, you could even claim that you never got one, then use that to get a grade boost.
    Hahaha i wish. I've looked at it and I can't see any labels for seat numbers or anything. I think as far as my school will be aware, they'll be missing one from a maths exam. Maybe it won't even matter. If they're printable from the Internet then I'm sure they'd have spare copies. And i still haven't written anything on it. It's just sat there in my bag right now
 
 
 
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