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Take two calculators

16 November 2018

How many calculators do you take to the exam centre? Well, Avado’s Paul Kirkwood told PQ magazine recently that you need two.

He explained: “You need a big one for fast adding up and a scientific one for the more complicated stuff.”

And, he said you should hold them up as you enter the exam centre, as someone is bound to have forgotten theirs and it’s a great chance to gloat!

On a serious note Kirkwood said if you do take two calculators with you the exam you must make sure they are the same make. A Sharp and Casio are as different as a mac and pc.

And, if you are planning to buy a new one then do it at the beginning of your course, so are really used to it come the day of the exam. You also don’t have to spend a lot to get a good one – about £10 should do. Obviously, make sure it is not programmable.

And for the record, just so you know Kirkwood is a Casio man.

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