Can I use pickle in the nea?

Hi,

I'm doing the computer science gcse nea and I was wondering if to read and write files I am allowed to use the pickle module? In the spec it says to read and write using text files but would it be wrong to use pickle because I find it alot easier.

Thanks

I was in a regional CAS

I was in a regional CAS meeting a while ago and pickle was introduced as an altrenative to file read/write. Teachers present there found this a lot easier to manage. I have had two successful moderations ever since and never had any complain from the examiner.