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samanthawongx
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are mechanical pencils ok for exams? or do they have to be proper pencils?
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You need to use an HB pencil, but other than that it shouldn't matter.
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(Original post by redmeercat)
You need to use an HB pencil, but other than that it shouldn't matter.
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Thought you had to write in pen for everything?
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I’m pretty sure you need to write in pen - blue or black ink
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I’m pretty sure you need to write in pen - blue or black ink
It's always black ink for GCSEs in England but an HB pencil (propelling or standard) is fine for diagrams and graphs.
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It's always black ink for GCSEs in England but an HB pencil (propelling or standard) is fine for diagrams and graphs.
Ah okay - I am in Scotland so must be slightly different
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Ah okay - I am in Scotland so must be slightly different
Here they scan the papers in to send them electronically to markers. They say black because it scans in better than some blues (your average dark blue biro scans just fine but they're being cautious with the rule).
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(Original post by AzureCeleste)
Thought you had to write in pen for everything?
you do for most things, but in maths they might ask you to draw a graph or in science they may ask you do draw a diagram and a pencil is more helpful in these cases
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