If you ask for an extra sheet in your exam, your paper gets sent to the main examiner Watch

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Mainly for AQA and especially for science. If you ask for an extra sheet due to wanting to write more, your exam paper is sent to the chief examiner and they mark it.
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Why?
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thats bull lol
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Weird aqa r so annoying they make things harder
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that's pretty good if that's the case, my handwriting is very ugly and as a scanned copy it is probably really bad
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Why would it?
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Why would it?
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thats bull lol
It's not bull. You can ask your science teachers about it. It just does
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It's not bull. You can ask your science teachers about it. It just does
I think you may have misunderstood slightly.

If you write on extra paper, that question will be send directly to an examiner, rather than scanned. The examiner may well be a bit more senior/ experienced. It will not be sent to the chief examiner. These are the people who set the exams- they don't usually mark live scripts.

Exam marking is very standardised, so it doesn't really matter who marks your paper anyway.
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Yeah, it doesn't. It just gets sent to a person rather than get automatically scanned.
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Yeah, it doesn't. It just gets sent to a person rather than get automatically scanned.
I should've asked for more paper
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that's pretty good if that's the case, my handwriting is very ugly and as a scanned copy it is probably really bad
If they can't read your handwriting on a scanned copy, the paper will also be sent on to an examiner- but the scanners are very good quality.
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If they can't read your handwriting on a scanned copy, the paper will also be sent on to an examiner- but the scanners are very good quality.
I hope so, the last thing I want is a bad grade because of handwriting
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I should've asked for more paper
:lol:

I did for Chem today because I messed up my dot and cross diagram. Hopefully the examiner is nice , that was one hell of an exam.
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I hope so, the last thing I want is a bad grade because of handwriting
If your handwriting is at all readable (i.e. your teachers in school can read it) then it'll be fine. If it's not, then you won't get marks for anything that can't be read. If the examiner can't e.g. distinguish between two similar words (e.g. Glucagon and Glycogen) then you may miss out on marks there too. It might be worth writing key words etc in capitals if you think this will help the examiner read your writing.

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:lol:

I did for Chem today because I messed up my dot and cross diagram. Hopefully the examiner is nice , that was one hell of an exam.
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Examiners are trained to be objective- and especially in science nice vs harsh can't really come into it. I'm sure you've done well though!
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If your handwriting is at all readable (i.e. your teachers in school can read it) then it'll be fine. If it's not, then you won't get marks for anything that can't be read. If the examiner can't e.g. distinguish between two similar words (e.g. Glucagon and Glycogen) then you may miss out on marks there too. It might be worth writing key words etc in capitals if you think this will help the examiner read your writing.
thanks for the advise
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(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
If your handwriting is at all readable (i.e. your teachers in school can read it) then it'll be fine. If it's not, then you won't get marks for anything that can't be read. If the examiner can't e.g. distinguish between two similar words (e.g. Glucagon and Glycogen) then you may miss out on marks there too. It might be worth writing key words etc in capitals if you think this will help the examiner read your writing.


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Examiners are trained to be objective- and especially in science nice vs harsh can't really come into it. I'm sure you've done well though!
Probably multiple :lol:
Very true :yep:. No, I don't think there's much saving me after that, but let's hope I can redeem myself in Paper 2 . Thanks though :hugs:
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(Original post by RazzzBerries)
Yeah, it doesn't. It just gets sent to a person rather than get automatically scanned.
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
I think you may have misunderstood slightly.

If you write on extra paper, that question will be send directly to an examiner, rather than scanned. The examiner may well be a bit more senior/ experienced. It will not be sent to the chief examiner. These are the people who set the exams- they don't usually mark live scripts.

Exam marking is very standardised, so it doesn't really matter who marks your paper anyway.
Phew. I get it now, thanks. Hopefully the examiner isn't harsh.
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Phew. I get it now, thanks. Hopefully the examiner isn't harsh.
Get praying :adore:
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Get praying :adore:
My prayer didn't work for Chem paper 1.
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My prayer didn't work for Chem paper 1.
Same. Just pray for low GBs.
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