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17th Sep '17 11:03:19 AM nombretomado
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As of exams sat in 2018 the entire GCSE system has been revised, with the new English and Maths GCSEs being first sat in 2017. The new GCSEs are graded under a new system 9-1, with 9 being thr highest and being the equivilent of a top level A* (an 8 is also equal to an A*, a 7 is an A and so on). The new GCSE system has also abolished tiers. There is no longer an option for foundation or higher, but rather all students under the same board sit the same exam. Another change to the GCSE system is the removal, in most cases- in some subjects it is only reduced, of controlled assesments where students would do a piece of formal work under exam conditions which would then be marked by a teacher and submitted as part of the final grade. Controlled assesments have likely been removed due to the discrepency in marking between different teachers and that they are easy to cheat/liable to exploitation.

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As of exams sat in 2018 the entire GCSE system has been revised, with the new English and Maths GCSEs [=GCSEs=] being first sat in 2017. The new GCSEs [=GCSEs=] are graded under a new system 9-1, with 9 being thr highest and being the equivilent equivalent of a top level A* (an 8 is also equal to an A*, a 7 is an A and so on). The new GCSE system has also abolished tiers. There is no longer an option for foundation or higher, but rather all students under the same board sit the same exam. Another change to the GCSE system is the removal, in most cases- in some subjects it is only reduced, of controlled assesments assessments where students would do a piece of formal work under exam conditions which would then be marked by a teacher and submitted as part of the final grade. Controlled assesments assessments have likely been removed due to the discrepency discrepancy in marking between different teachers and that they are easy to cheat/liable to exploitation.
22nd Aug '17 9:54:47 AM ThisWebsiteIsAWormhole
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As of exams sat in 2018 the entire GCSE system has been revised, with the new English and Maths GCSEs being first sat in 2017. The new GCSEs are graded under a new system 9-1, with 9 being thr highest and being the equivilent of a top level A* (an 8 is also equal to an A*, a 7 is an A and so on). The new GCSE system has also abolished tiers. There is no longer an option for foundation or higher, but rather all students under the same board sit the same exam. Another change to the GCSE system is the removal, in most cases- in some subjects it is only reduced, of controlled assesments where students would do a piece of formal work under exam conditions which would then be marked by a teacher and submitted as part of the final grade. Controlled assesments have likely been removed due to the discrepency in marking between different teachers and that they are easy to cheat/liable to exploitation.
17th Sep '15 4:43:00 AM lakingsif
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To continue onto most Sixth Form Colleges, and for all Universities and skilled work, the minimum GCSE requirement is to have achieved the English Baccalaureate. This is 5 [=GCSEs=] at A* to C grade in English, Maths, and at least one other science and humanity.
24th Feb '14 4:16:55 AM Telcontar
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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsory school education. As of 2013, children must stay in education until the age of 18, though education includes joining the armed forces between 16 and 18.

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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE in years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsory school education. 11 (ages 14-16). As of 2013, children must stay in education until the age of 18, 17, though education includes joining the armed forces between 16 and 18.
23rd Feb '14 8:06:10 AM Lordloss210
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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsory school education. As of 2013, children must stay in education until the age of 18, though education includes joining the armed forces.

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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsory school education. As of 2013, children must stay in education until the age of 18, though education includes joining the armed forces.
forces between 16 and 18.
23rd Feb '14 8:05:31 AM Lordloss210
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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsory school education.

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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsory school education.
education. As of 2013, children must stay in education until the age of 18, though education includes joining the armed forces.
17th Feb '13 2:19:21 PM sturmthedark
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The grading of the exams used to be A through G and then U. Nowadays there is an A* (said literally, as [[IncrediblyLamePun A-star]]) in front of the A for the best results. The U means "Ungraded", and if you receive a U then that result would be omitted from your final results. A* through C grades are generally regarded as passes. The only compulsory GCSEs are a minimum of a C in English and Maths, although it will be very difficult to continue studying or find employment if one has no qualifications besides these.

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The grading of the exams used to be A through G and then U. Nowadays there is an A* (said literally, as [[IncrediblyLamePun A-star]]) in front of the A for the best results. The U means "Ungraded", and if you receive a U then that result would be omitted from your final results. A* through C grades are generally regarded as passes. The only compulsory GCSEs [=GCSEs=] are a minimum of a C in English and Maths, although it will be very difficult to continue studying or find employment if one has no qualifications besides these.
17th Feb '13 2:19:04 PM sturmthedark
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[=GCSEs=] replaced the O-levels in 1988, with the idea being an integration of "The National Curriculum". Essentially, every child is taught the same things at roughly the same time. It gets more complicated, however, since there are half a dozen different examining boards each with their own set of [=GCSEs=] -- a Science certificate from the AQA may require slightly different work than an Edexcel one, leading to some people selecting courses based on the perceived ease of exams and/or coursework. One does not have to follow one board across all subjects; having an Edexcel ICT (Information Communication Technology, i.e. computers) course and an AQA Music course, for example, is quite common.

The grading of the exams used to be A through G and then U. Nowadays there is an A* (said literally, as [[IncrediblyLamePun A-star]]) in front of the A. The U means "Ungraded", and if you receive a U then that result would be omitted from your final results. A* through C grades are passes; the only compulsory GCSE is a minimum of a C in English.

The choice of coursework and exam follows two distinct levels (where such a choice is available). These are "Higher" and "Foundation" (previously called "Advanced" and "Standard"). If you take a Higher/Advanced course, your possible grades will be A*-D or a U. You cannot attain an E, F, or G grade in the advanced tier. If you take the Foundation/Standard course, your possible grades will be C-G or a U. If you do the standard level course perfectly, your highest award will be a C grade. Which paper a student will do is generally decided between them and their teacher, though depending on the school all pupils in higher-ability classes may do the Higher course.

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[=GCSEs=] replaced the O-levels in 1988, with the idea being an integration of "The National Curriculum". Essentially, every child is taught the same things at roughly the same time. It gets more complicated, however, since there are half a dozen different examining boards each with their own set of [=GCSEs=] -- a Science certificate from the AQA may require slightly different work than an Edexcel one, leading to some people selecting courses based on the perceived ease of exams and/or coursework. One does not have to follow one board across all subjects; having doing an Edexcel ICT (Information Communication Technology, i.e. computers) course and an AQA Music course, for example, is quite common.

The grading of the exams used to be A through G and then U. Nowadays there is an A* (said literally, as [[IncrediblyLamePun A-star]]) in front of the A.A for the best results. The U means "Ungraded", and if you receive a U then that result would be omitted from your final results. A* through C grades are passes; the generally regarded as passes. The only compulsory GCSE is GCSEs are a minimum of a C in English.

English and Maths, although it will be very difficult to continue studying or find employment if one has no qualifications besides these.

The choice of coursework and exam follows two distinct levels (where such a choice is available). These are "Higher" and "Foundation" Tiers (previously called "Advanced" and "Standard"). If you take a Higher/Advanced course, your possible grades will be A*-D or a U. You cannot attain an E, F, or G grade in the advanced tier. If you take the Foundation/Standard course, your possible grades will be C-G or a U. If you do the standard level course perfectly, your highest award will be a C grade. Which paper a student will do is generally decided between them and their teacher, though depending on the school all pupils in higher-ability classes may do the Higher course.
19th Sep '12 12:37:41 PM CosmicChinchilla
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The grading of the exams used to be A through G and then U. Nowadays there is an A* (said literally, as [[IncrediblyLamePun A-star]]) in front of the A. The U means "Ungraded", and if you receive a U then that result would be omitted from your final results. A* through C grades are passes; the only compulsery GCSE is a minimum of a C in English.

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The grading of the exams used to be A through G and then U. Nowadays there is an A* (said literally, as [[IncrediblyLamePun A-star]]) in front of the A. The U means "Ungraded", and if you receive a U then that result would be omitted from your final results. A* through C grades are passes; the only compulsery compulsory GCSE is a minimum of a C in English.
19th Sep '12 12:36:31 PM CosmicChinchilla
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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsery school education.

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The GCSE, standing for General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification in a specific subject. It is gained at British schools and the two GCSE years (years 10 and 11, aged 14-16) are the final ones of compulsery compulsory school education.
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