I am new to this website, but I am in Y 11 this year, and have a question.
In my school, certain people are allowed to use a computer in their exams, notably the history exam. Everyone knows that the history exam requires lots of writing and time management is a big aspect of the exam.
These people are allowed to use their laptops because they have a 'disability', and the disability is bad handwriting.... completely debilitating I know.. Anyway, I'm not very happy with it, as it clearly gives them an advantage considering they're able to write up to 3 times faster than a person writing on paper can!
My questions are if anyone knows whether or not the school is even allowed to 'segregate' people like this simply based off of bad handwriting.. I thought the rule was if you have a disability like dyslexia you could use a computer? Also, is it seriously fair to let people have such an advantage? Or do you not think it's an advantage at all?
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- 28-08-2016 17:55
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- 28-08-2016 18:01
You will probably see when exam season comes around most will not have access arrangements granted as JCQ requires evidence for laptop use. (I used a laptop for most of my exams and have finished GCSE's)
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- 28-08-2016 18:07
im not allowed a computer but i still get full ums on my history exams. I know it's rigorous, the writing speed you have to go at but you will manage.
some people just cant change their hand writing and especially under pressure, it gets worse, so they do deserve a chance in some way.
My tip for essay exams is get to the fricking point, if you ramble, you will realise at the end you've written a lot but only some of your points can get you the marks. if you're running out of time, bullet point them. I did that on my history unit 3 exam and still got full UMS
- 28-08-2016 20:32
In order to be allowed to use a laptop in an exam it has to be your usual way of working in class. An application has to be made by your school's SENCO or exams officer, and usually it's not just a case of messy writing.
- 28-08-2016 20:36
AQA A2 history exams are the most fun for writing
90 marks in 90 minutes hue
- 28-08-2016 20:39
- 28-08-2016 20:45
It's buckets of fun trust me i'm sure you'll love the painful cramp after
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- 28-08-2016 23:24
My questions are if anyone knows whether or not the school is even allowed to 'segregate' people like this simply based off of bad handwriting.. I thought the rule was if you have a disability like dyslexia you could use a computer? Also, is it seriously fair to let people have such an advantage? Or do you not think it's an advantage at all?Last edited by Compost; 28-08-2016 at 23:25.