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    GCSE Exam Results in 3 weeks (25th august)...eek!
    I never thought i would be nervous about my results as ive always adopted the "nothing you can do now" approach.. but due to the enormous amount of free time the summer (and weather) has provided me with ive started dwelling on things.. one being my handwriting!
    My handwriting is generally fine and im not worried for maths or the sciences but in the likes of English or Geiography where the timing can be tricky i have a freeling my handwriting was awful and it could really let me down!
    I really want mainly A* and A grades cos i have my heart set on medicine... but i think if my handwriting was bad i might not get these then i have to completly rethiunk my career plan!

    Anyone else been or is in a similar position.. particularly anyone who has been in this position and still did well... i just need reassurance to enjoy the rest of my summer!

    Thanks guysss. :woo:
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    No it wont make the slightest bit of difference at all, even if it does GCSEs don't matter as long as you don't fail them all.
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    same situation as you - and I got a place to do med - tbh handwriting deosnt matter as long as it is legible, and the work is organised.. if it's really bad you can apply to be allowed to use a computer - speak to your exams officer
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    It will pay to make it better in the long term. As our exam papers say "Write legibly; otherwise you place yourself at a grave disadvantage."
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    If your handwriting was too bad to read, then your school would (or really, really, really should) have picked up on it, and you would have been given a laptop to do your exams on.

    That's if you did mock exams (and almost every school does).

    If it was too bad for an examiner to read, it would have been sent to another and so on, unless it was declared unreadable and I don't know what the situation is then.
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    not a chance OP! My handwriting was (and still is) ridiculous by most standards - and i managed to get a decent set of GCSE grades....

    For the record, if your work can't be read by the examiner - it must be referred to a handwriting specialist - so you have nothing to worry about.

    Hope this has helped
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    (Original post by AnonyMatt)
    If your handwriting was too bad to read, then your school would (or really, really, really should) have picked up on it, and you would have been given a laptop to do your exams on.

    That's if you did mock exams (and almost every school does).

    If it was too bad for an examiner to read, it would have been sent to another and so on, unless it was declared unreadable and I don't know what the situation is then.
    I remember being told that if your handwriting was too bad they'd have to abandon the paper and use predicted grades instead.
    Sounds like a great plan but I wouldn't rely on it... :p:
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    I'm also worried I'll get E's in History, English etc. because of the ridiculously illegible nature of my writing when I'm forced to go at any speed
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    (Original post by u_dun_noe)
    not a chance OP! My handwriting was (and still is) ridiculous by most standards - and i managed to get a decent set of GCSE grades....

    For the record, if your work can't be read by the examiner - it must be referred to a handwriting specialist - so you have nothing to worry about.

    Hope this has helped
    REALLY? I AM ACTUALLY "SOL"-ing... Smiling out loud? Has a ring to it eh.. no?
    Anyway yeah that did help i didn know a handwriting specialist existed. Thanks.
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    (Original post by Mrs Matt Bellamy)
    GCSE Exam Results in 3 weeks (25th august)...eek!
    I never thought i would be nervous about my results as ive always adopted the "nothing you can do now" approach.. but due to the enormous amount of free time the summer (and weather) has provided me with ive started dwelling on things.. one being my handwriting!
    My handwriting is generally fine and im not worried for maths or the sciences but in the likes of English or Geiography where the timing can be tricky i have a freeling my handwriting was awful and it could really let me down!
    I really want mainly A* and A grades cos i have my heart set on medicine... but i think if my handwriting was bad i might not get these then i have to completly rethiunk my career plan!

    Anyone else been or is in a similar position.. particularly anyone who has been in this position and still did well... i just need reassurance to enjoy the rest of my summer!

    Thanks guysss. :woo:

    you know it isn't the 25th?
    Anyway it won't make the slightest difference, if the examiner can't read it, they send it to the chief examiner who will mark it but they won't ignore the things they can't read.

    Hopefully they will give you marks for neat handwriting because i had lesson at my primary school on the proper way of doing joined up handwriting but i really doubt that. The most likely outcome is that the examiner will look at my handwriting and think i'm gay :rolleyes:
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    As long as it's legible then it's fine. Don't worry
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    trust me my handwriting is THE UGLIEST WRITING IN THE WORLD
    and i wrote about 18 pages for my business studies exam
    they send it to a specialist examiner if they cant read it
    but if you were predicted A* and ended up getting a C
    your school will get it remarked before the 27th
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    As others have said, no real difference.

    Our English teacher told us they have a whole chain of command if your paper isn't legible. They basically keep searching until someone is able to read it. Apparently (she used to mark exams), a few years ago, she received a paper from a girl who, when stressed, wrote in 'mirror writing' i.e. everything was backwards.

    She got an A*.
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    (Original post by memyselfandi93)
    trust me my handwriting is THE UGLIEST WRITING IN THE WORLD
    and i wrote about 18 pages for my business studies exam
    they send it to a specialist examiner if they cant read it
    but if you were predicted A* and ended up getting a C
    your school will get it remarked before the 27th
    yeah, its 27th not 25th.
    and how can your school get it remarked before results day when they only get the results the day before? Surely they'd have to wait until AFTER results day to get it remarked.
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    (Original post by Mrs Matt Bellamy)
    GCSE Exam Results in 3 weeks (25th august)...eek!
    I never thought i would be nervous about my results as ive always adopted the "nothing you can do now" approach.. but due to the enormous amount of free time the summer (and weather) has provided me with ive started dwelling on things.. one being my handwriting!
    My handwriting is generally fine and im not worried for maths or the sciences but in the likes of English or Geiography where the timing can be tricky i have a freeling my handwriting was awful and it could really let me down!
    I really want mainly A* and A grades cos i have my heart set on medicine... but i think if my handwriting was bad i might not get these then i have to completly rethiunk my career plan!

    Anyone else been or is in a similar position.. particularly anyone who has been in this position and still did well... i just need reassurance to enjoy the rest of my summer!

    Thanks guysss. woo:
    Hey! looks like that makes two of us. Generally bad handwriting is an attribute to people who are intelligent and bright because they focus more on what they are writing rather than the neatness of the handwriting.

    peace
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    We were told that around five marks per paper go for your handwriting, and the nature of the organisation of your writing. So you mighn't get all of these marks, but it won't really affect your mark...the rest of the marks, e.g for the content of your answers, cannot be affected by handwriting. Apparantly it goes up to around 15 marks for your A levels, as theres more writing involved, so perhaps you could take some time this summer and try and improve it...
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    The examiners will be used to deciphering bad hand writing (a lot probably worse than yours!) so you should be fine
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    (Original post by acm345)
    you know it isn't the 25th?
    Anyway it won't make the slightest difference, if the examiner can't read it, they send it to the chief examiner who will mark it but they won't ignore the things they can't read.

    Hopefully they will give you marks for neat handwriting because i had lesson at my primary school on the proper way of doing joined up handwriting but i really doubt that. The most likely outcome is that the examiner will look at my handwriting and think i'm gay :rolleyes:
    No my results are. I'm from northern ireland and i do CCEA exams. :yes:
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    (Original post by Laura373)
    yeah, its 27th not 25th.
    and how can your school get it remarked before results day when they only get the results the day before? Surely they'd have to wait until AFTER results day to get it remarked.
    Again. as i said before i get mine on the 25th becuase im from northern ireland and i do CCEA. Except for my RE which i get on the 27th.. Im offended people think i dont know when my exam results are!
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    (Original post by Mrs Matt Bellamy)
    No my results are. I'm from northern ireland and i do CCEA exams. :yes:

    Damn you!
 
 
 
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