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    If my calculator for some reason stops working in an exam, will I have to do without or do they have spares? If I have to do without am I allowed to take in a screwdriver and batteries?
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    They might have spares but in my school, they were really anal about giving spare anything so idk. Some people took a spare calculator into the exam but if yours is the battery + solar powered fx85gt or something like that, I've never seen it run out of battery for the 5+ years I've used it so you should be good

    If you're really paranoid though, I guess you could buy a new calculator relatively close to the exam so you know it won't run out

    I'm pretty sure you don't want to waste your time in the exam taking the calculator apart and the invigilators may think you're up to something (eg hidden notes under the cover idk) so its best not to do that
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    Well it depends... Some schools never actually carry a spare calculator in the exam hall, but you wouldn't be refused one if the battery runs out. So it's likely that an invigilator would have to find somebody in the maths department to give you a calculator, and this process would kill 5-10 minutes of your exam time (some schools would give you 5-10 minutes at the end, but at my school they don't).
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    My school was completely fine with giving out stuff although they told us to bring our own equipment. I couldn't imagine them refusing to get you a calculator if it doesn't work through no fault of your own. And anyway, it's highly unlikely that it will run out, I've had mine for 5 years now and the battery is still going despite it not being solar powered. You'll be able to see during your mocks how your school deals with stuff like this, as I guess it just depends on which school you're at.
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    (Original post by The_JoKeR)
    If my calculator for some reason stops working in an exam, will I have to do without or do they have spares? If I have to do without am I allowed to take in a screwdriver and batteries?
    Mine broke in the middle of an exam and they were happy to give me a spare one..


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    They might have spares but in my school, they were really anal about giving spare anything so idk. Some people took a spare calculator into the exam but if yours is the battery + solar powered fx85gt or something like that, I've never seen it run out of battery for the 5+ years I've used it so you should be good

    If you're really paranoid though, I guess you could buy a new calculator relatively close to the exam so you know it won't run out

    I'm pretty sure you don't want to waste your time in the exam taking the calculator apart and the invigilators may think you're up to something (eg hidden notes under the cover idk) so its best not to do that
    (Original post by Vyres)
    Well it depends... Some schools never actually carry a spare calculator in the exam hall, but you wouldn't be refused one if the battery runs out. So it's likely that an invigilator would have to find somebody in the maths department to give you a calculator, and this process would kill 5-10 minutes of your exam time (some schools would give you 5-10 minutes at the end, but at my school they don't).
    (Original post by floralandfading)
    My school was completely fine with giving out stuff although they told us to bring our own equipment. I couldn't imagine them refusing to get you a calculator if it doesn't work through no fault of your own. And anyway, it's highly unlikely that it will run out, I've had mine for 5 years now and the battery is still going despite it not being solar powered. You'll be able to see during your mocks how your school deals with stuff like this, as I guess it just depends on which school you're at.
    (Original post by z1820)
    Mine broke in the middle of an exam and they were happy to give me a spare one..


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    Ah thanks guys! Yeh I've been using my current one for 4 years now so it might run out soon but paranoid that if I take just a new one into the exam it could be damaged and not work as well.
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    Even though they say the won't give you one pre exam time, they definitely won't refuse you if your calculator stops working in the exam. Yes, if it is a mock exam, it may lose you some time while they go and find you one, but they should always have it on hand just in case in the real exam- I've seen people ask for thing like rulers during the real exams and are given It in seconds. Also, they always ask you if you need a pen before the exam starts so I doubt they wouldn't have a calculator. So don't worry about it.
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    My battery has lasted 4+ years, I've even dropped it in a puddle.. on the way to the maths exam... and it survived!
    My school gives them out if you forget them/have one break in an exam. You'll just have to wait and see.
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    Just get a new one.

    My school had spares but in the grand scheme of things a calculator possibly breaking isn't something really worth stressing over so get a new one and forget
 
 
 
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