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Wilsonator
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I just said what I was told. The invigilators said that they do not want to see anyone writing in blue pen, and in fact the General Studies exam started late because they had to go and find around 20 people some black pens to write in because they only had blue - even though it said on the front you could write in black or blue.
Same here, I found it quite amusing when the teachers started to run to get some pens.
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(Original post by stranger101)
I just said what I was told. The invigilators said that they do not want to see anyone writing in blue pen, and in fact the General Studies exam started late because they had to go and find around 20 people some black pens to write in because they only had blue - even though it said on the front you could write in black or blue.
Clearly, the invigilators at your institution are not following the instructions for invigilators then, are they?
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It would have been nice is our teachers had been.

The amount of hands that went up when they asked who needed a black pen lol.
lol.I can't believe they didn't tell you. :rolleyes: Half the room put their hands up today anyway, I don't think they've been listening to the whole "bring a black pen to EVERY exam" rule.lol.

One of my friends emptied her pencil case out and filled it with purely black pens last night. She has a bit of a complex about the pen running out of ink during the exam.lol. :rolleyes:
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on all the ocr papers it says blue or black
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I hope that in the english lit exam tomorrow it says that you can use blue or black ink because i hate the rollerball pens the school give you, hence why i normally write in either fountain pen or a blue gel ink rollerball pen. Don't seem to have a nice black pen in the house either.

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The invigilators just read out the bit saying you can use black OR blue ink so most people in my school are blissfully unaware of any changes.
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Our AQA maths exam said black only, but the deputy head obviously didn't read it and just announced blue or black were allowed. Sneekily lent the person next to me a black pen :eek:

I wish they'd start paying attention to these papers - apparently with our OCR one the other day it said our names had to be written in block capitals but we weren't told to do so.
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Our AQA maths exam said black only, but the deputy head obviously didn't read it and just announced blue or black were allowed. Sneekily lent the person next to me a black pen :eek:

I wish they'd start paying attention to these papers - apparently with our OCR one the other day it said our names had to be written in block capitals but we weren't told to do so.
You shouldn't rely on other people to tell you these things :p:
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Surely pencils show up less than blue ink? For drawing diagrams and so on...that's been my experience anyway.
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Surely pencils show up less than blue ink? For drawing diagrams and so on...that's been my experience anyway.
That's what you'd think but apparently not.
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I hate writing in black ink. I have a really nice blue parker pen I used for writing all my essays with, it's so comfortable to write with compared to other pens which kill my hand more than usual. Plus, I find black ink makes my work look messy, with blue everything looks less intimidating..

Also, I never write my name in block capitals... Is that a bad thing? I've never noticed before. As long as candidate number and centre number are correct I don't see how that would really be a problem.. hmm....
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I don't normally write in black but I prefer it for exams, how strange.
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Why argue? Is it so hard to write in black?
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Wtf for edexcel our invigilators say blue or black ink, and ive used blue for all the past exams ive done!
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im still using blue ink.
rawr.
gonna just search for one black pen XD
even though im doing edexcel i want the examiners to see my work clearly
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Hey were you in our exam today?
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oh, i didn't know they get scanned through!! i wrote a little note to my examiner asking for help, wonder what they'll say to that!?!
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I noticed it said on the from of the AQA Eng Lit today that it was black ink only...

What about the other exam boards?
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I think WJEC said black too.
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We were told a few months back that it was black in only for all exams, but then again that's probably our school being its usual self.
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