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    I sat for the igcse bio paper 6 and for the question where they required you to draw an enlarged drawing of the diagram, I drew it on the blank page instead of the space underneath the diagram. The question was on the left page of the booklet and there was a blank page on the right. However, I drew my drawing on the right side of the booklet which was the blank page and not the space underneath the diagram/ question on the right.

    The space underneath the question was roughly only about half a page. Naturally, I thought the blank page on the right was like a space given to continue. By the time I realized my mistake, I had ran out of time to redraw. However, I did indicate the question number, f).

    Will my answer still be accepted? Or will I be penalized for my mistake?
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    (Original post by mtyt)
    I sat for the igcse bio paper 6 and for the question where they required you to draw an enlarged drawing of the diagram, I drew it on the blank page instead of the space underneath the diagram. The question was on the left page of the booklet and there was a blank page on the right. However, I drew my drawing on the right side of the booklet which was the blank page and not the space underneath the diagram/ question on the right.

    The space underneath the question was roughly only about half a page. Naturally, I thought the blank page on the right was like a space given to continue. By the time I realized my mistake, I had ran out of time to redraw. However, I did indicate the question number, f).

    Will my answer still be accepted? Or will I be penalized for my mistake?
    Did it say not to draw or do any workings on the blank page?

    I know on the AQA ones they put a massive cross over blank pages and instruct you not to use them.
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    All blank pages should have in the middle something saying "BLANK PAGE DO NOT WRITE" or a cross through it. Unfortunately most papers now are scanned using the barcode at the bottom of the page, only the pages where answers were supposed to be written. Imo, they won't see your answer.
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    (Original post by 12ksmith)
    Did it say not to draw or do any workings on the blank page?

    I know on the AQA ones they put a massive cross over blank pages and instruct you not to use them.
    I checked on the front of the booklet, and no, they did not say anything about the blank pages. They only mentioned about not writing anything over the barcodes on the pages. I sat for the cambridge ones btw
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    All blank pages should have in the middle something saying "BLANK PAGE DO NOT WRITE" or a cross through it. Unfortunately most papers now are scanned using the barcode at the bottom of the page, only the pages where answers were supposed to be written. Imo, they won't see your answer.
    Only "blank page" was written on bold on the top.
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    (Original post by mtyt)
    Only "blank page" was written on bold on the top.
    What about in the instructions on the front page of the paper? Anything there saying only write in the answer spaces provided?
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    What about in the instructions on the front page of the paper? Anything there saying only write in the answer spaces provided?
    I don't remember coming across that, but I don't think so. I checked the may/ june 2017 paper 6 one and on the instructions page, there was no such instruction on writing only in the spaces provided
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    (Original post by mtyt)
    I don't remember coming across that, but I don't think so. I checked the may/ june 2017 paper 6 one and on the instructions page, there was no such instruction on writing only in the spaces provided
    Then it's going to be hard to know if they'll mark it or not. Imo, with all the exam boards I've used and exams I've taken, they've all not taken into account blank pages and I can't imagine why this one would be any different. It might be worth contacting them and asking if you're really worried.
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    Then it's going to be hard to know if they'll mark it or not. Imo, with all the exam boards I've used and exams I've taken, they've all not taken into account blank pages and I can't imagine why this one would be any different. It might be worth contacting them and asking if you're really worried.
    Alright, thank you!
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    Christopher Redman (Cambridge International Examinations)

    12 Apr, 14:08

    Dear M. Bilal Qamar

    Thank you for your email.

    I can confirm that any blank pages that are used by a candidate in our
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    M.Bilal Qamar

    5 Apr, 10:04

    Dear University of Cambridge,
    I have a query regarding what is scanned form the students answer scripts.
    A few blank pages are often provided at the end of the question/answer papers of
    Islamiyat(2058) and Pakistan Studies(2059); if student continues his answer on
    those sheets labelled ''BLANK PAGE'' will they be scanned, checked and marked by
    the examiner?

    Your reply will be very useful.

    Yours faithfully,
    M. Bilal Qamar

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