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Buisness Letter Layout - Urgent help - Exam tomorrow!

James... Avatar
7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
I have an exam tomorrow (only Key Skills but a qualification is a qualification)

Anyway, we might be asked to write a buisness letter in it & after being taught throughtout secondary school to do it like this

Recipient Address --------------------------- Sender Address

----------------------------------- Date

Dear Sir/Madam

etc etc

On thursday in tutorial in college we were given a leaflet & were told to fully left align everything like this

Sender Address


Recipient address

Dear Sir/Madame

etc etc

Now, my step dad has never seen anything like this in 50 years of work, neither has my mum & Thursday was the first time I have ever seen anything like it.

Have any of you as I am tempted to do it the first way as it looks right.

I may just do it the way they have said & then write at the end a note to the examiner stating that I would do it differently (& do a sketch) but we have been told it is right.

any advice would be welcome


Please ignore dashes, it wouldnt let me do the layout otherwise.

James... Avatar
7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago

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i'm sure the 2nd one is the proper layout for a business letter
if they've told you thats the way to do it, id stick with the second way...
HATED key skills when i was at school..they told us it counted as ucas points too-just to get us to turn up for the exams.they were lying.
best of luck for tomoro buddy!
I have always done

Recipient address and your reference on the left and sender address and date on the right

I worked for many years in an Accountants and in the Courts and this is the way I have always typed letters.

Good Luck with your exam:)
i agree with lynds - the first layout is a 'personal' letter layout - alignment to the left is business
oh yeah sorry best of luck :)
Thanks alot for the replies, I will probebly do it how they have said then, even if it looks alien to me haha!

No idea where i am doing the exam yet though so need to get it sorted out first!

More interested in my January AS level paper results which we get on Thursday! Like a kid at christmas haha!

I have worked in various officers for the last 36 years - the first example is the correct one it is used in 99% of officers, for some unknown reason somebody came up with the second example about ten years ago maybe a bit longer , I would suggest that you submit your work as per the second example and get the best mark possible

Just do as they ask - when you get into the real world you will find out what business requires and not some so called expert making up exam papers

Best of luck
Turned out we didnt need it in the end, had to write an article instead, pretty easy exam though so should have passed.

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