Can’t read exam clock/ prefer a digital one with seconds.

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(Original post by EOData)
Loads. I think the majority of schools have now switched to digital clocks because so many students can't read a normal clock face - which is a shame a but I'm sure they're easier to get the time from with a quick glance
Amazing.
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(Original post by EOData)
It doesn't depend on the school; watches were banned for candidates from September 2019.
And I still took my watch into exams after that date because my school said we could use them so it does depend
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(Original post by Ten-Ten)
And I still took my watch into exams after that date because my school said we could use them so it does depend
For external exams with AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, CCEA and WJEC it does not. The exam regulations quite clearly state you cannot have a watch https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/up...ns_2021_v5.pdf If you have a watch then it is malpractice and your paper could be cancelled.
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(Original post by EOData)
For external exams with AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, CCEA and WJEC it does not. The exam regulations quite clearly state you cannot have a watch https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/up...ns_2021_v5.pdf If you have a watch then it is malpractice and your paper could be cancelled.
None of my papers were cancelled. My school were just lucky then
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(Original post by Reality Check)
Honestly? There are kids over the age of, say 7, who can't read a clock face?! This just seems absolutely incredible to me - we learnt this at infant school.
What’s the point of analogues in this day and age. This sounds tedious but imagine spending 5s each time you want to know the time, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day 5x85 is 7 minutes a day spent reading the time each day and in a year that’s 42hours
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What’s the point of analogues in this day and age. This sounds tedious but imagine spending 5s each time you want to know the time, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day 5x85 is 7 minutes a day spent reading the time each day and in a year that’s 42hours
Are you actually being serious? It takes you 5 seconds to tell the time from glancing at an analogue clock?

I just glanced at the large analogue clock on the wall. It too less than one second to see it was 5.14pm and 45 seconds
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(Original post by TheFlash2024)
What’s the point of analogues in this day and age. This sounds tedious but imagine spending 5s each time you want to know the time, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day 5x85 is 7 minutes a day spent reading the time each day and in a year that’s 42hours
I reckon I can tell the time faster and with less chance of confusion with an analogue clock, although I am perfectly happy with either.
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None of my papers were cancelled. My school were just lucky then
No, if this happens in a proper external exam then you and the school are cheating. Schools have no notice inspections every year and there would be a real issue if this was discovered,
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Are you actually being serious? It takes you 5 seconds to tell the time from glancing at an analogue clock?

I just glanced at the large analogue clock on the wall. It too less than one second to see it was 5.14pm and 45 seconds
5 is a exaggeration maybe 3 but not everyone can read analogues quickly, speed comes with practice which I don’t have a lot of
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(Original post by EOData)
I reckon I can tell the time faster and with less chance of confusion with an analogue clock, although I am perfectly happy with either.
But a when telling the time on an analogue you’re converting to digital form, no? so how could it possibly be faster than just having a digital clock in front of you
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(Original post by TheFlash2024)
But a when telling the time on an analogue you’re converting to digital form, no? so how could it possibly be faster than just having a digital clock in front of you
Because I don't need to convert to digital, I comprehend the time by the shape and it is a simpler shape to comprehend than 3 digits.
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Honestly? There are kids over the age of, say 7, who can't read a clock face?! This just seems absolutely incredible to me - we learnt this at infant school.
My first primary school was horrendous, they never taught things like that

I learned from a book called Tell the Time with the Jam Pandas
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Because I don't need to convert to digital, I comprehend the time by the shape and it is a simpler shape to comprehend than 3 digits.
Exactly.

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I learned from a book called Tell the Time with the Jam Pandas
I love the Jam Pandas already.

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I just look at what number the big hand is at any point during the exam when compared to what the big hand was at when the test started and compare. 1 number = 5 minutes.
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Honestly? There are kids over the age of, say 7, who can't read a clock face?! This just seems absolutely incredible to me - we learnt this at infant school.
My brother is 9 and he can’t read a clock face…
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You're allowed to wear a necklace... right?

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Not allowed in the exam
Get a digital watch as opposed to an analogue one then
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(Original post by Thisismyunitsr)
Get a digital watch as opposed to an analogue one then
But as has been discussed in this thread, you're not allowed a watch, analogue or digital, in A level or GCSE exams in the UK.
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(Original post by EOData)
But as has been discussed in this thread, you're not allowed a watch, analogue or digital, in A level or GCSE exams in the UK.
I can't see how there could possibly be any problem arising from a basic watch... But they don't want to have the conversation about whether a smart watch is a watch or not when they're trying to load the pupils into the exam hall.

You could contact the exam centre and see if they could put a large digital wall clock up...
Though probably you should just learn to read analogue clocks and/or get your eyes checked.
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I can't see how there could possibly be any problem arising from a basic watch... But they don't want to have the conversation about whether a smart watch is a watch or not when they're trying to load the pupils into the exam hall.
Exactly, there just isn't the time - or the expertise - to determine what 150 people's watches are capable and still get an exam started on time.
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