Typing for A Level exams due to OCD Watch

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Although I hand wrote for my GCSEs, I've got OCD and one of my compulsions severely affects my handwriting and speed (it's weird but loops in my writing can't be too small or I have to spend ages rewriting or filling them in). I got through my GCSEs but it did give me some additional stress

It's not the biggest issue in the world and I'm working on managing it but I was wondering if it would be considered enough to be allowed to type. I also have mild dyspraxia if that makes a difference
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Although I hand wrote for my GCSEs, I've got OCD and one of my compulsions severely affects my handwriting and speed (it's weird but loops in my writing can't be too small or I have to spend ages rewriting or filling them in). I got through my GCSEs but it did give me some additional stress

It's not the biggest issue in the world and I'm working on managing it but I was wondering if it would be considered enough to be allowed to type. I also have mild dyspraxia if that makes a difference
Perhaps try asking your SEN Coordinator at your sixth form/college. They would know better than anyone here, just check with them first. You may also be allowed to get extra time or rest breaks.
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Although I hand wrote for my GCSEs, I've got OCD and one of my compulsions severely affects my handwriting and speed (it's weird but loops in my writing can't be too small or I have to spend ages rewriting or filling them in). I got through my GCSEs but it did give me some additional stress

It's not the biggest issue in the world and I'm working on managing it but I was wondering if it would be considered enough to be allowed to type. I also have mild dyspraxia if that makes a difference
You'll have to speak to your exams officer most likely at your school, as they'll know the different criteria for getting special consideration. You should do this soon, though to ensure the process can be completed before your exams.
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I have a similar issue where I had to repeatedly dot my full stops and above my i's and j's. Luckily that compulsion faded enough for me to hand write my A-Levels but the option was always there for me to type as long as I showed proof from a specialist that I had OCD to the exam board.
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Definitely talk to SEN and ask if you can do an assessment in class with a laptop to see if it helps

I use a laptop in exams so feel free to PM me or message me here if you need anything
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Although I hand wrote for my GCSEs, I've got OCD and one of my compulsions severely affects my handwriting and speed (it's weird but loops in my writing can't be too small or I have to spend ages rewriting or filling them in). I got through my GCSEs but it did give me some additional stress

It's not the biggest issue in the world and I'm working on managing it but I was wondering if it would be considered enough to be allowed to type. I also have mild dyspraxia if that makes a difference
ask for a scribe I am technically allowed one but don't use it lol (i do use my 25% extra time all the time and sometimes a reader)
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(Original post by HyunjinsEyes)
I have a similar issue where I had to repeatedly dot my full stops and above my i's and j's. Luckily that compulsion faded enough for me to hand write my A-Levels but the option was always there for me to type as long as I showed proof from a specialist that I had OCD to the exam board.
Thank you for your reply, it gives me hope that they'll recognise it as a valid reason
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Thank you for your reply, it gives me hope that they'll recognise it as a valid reason
You're welcome! If you ever want to talk feel free to message me on here, OCD can be so overwhelming at times...
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