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GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education. An academic qualification awarded to a secondary school student in one of several subjects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland awards a “Standard Grade”). GCSE courses are chosen by the students themselves in Year 9 and begun in Year 10, unless the subject material (e.g., mathematics, science) is too extensive to complete in two years. Virtually all students take GCSEs in English, mathematics and science; other GCSE subjects include English literature, a modern foreign language, and design and technology.
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| A Loughborough Grammar School student celebrates his GCSE results.
GREENWOOD ACADEMY, CASTLE VALE Part of Academies Enterprise Trust, the academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams with 47 per cent securing 9-4 in both Maths and English The Academy has seen some strong improvements over the last year.
She then went on to finish the rest of her GCSEs as normal.
"There's a lot of debate around whether GCSEs are too easy or too hard, so we hope by creating this quiz we can offer some insight into what students are actually having to do to progress in their education, and maybe families or friends will be more understanding and empathetic as a result."
"State schools have dealt with changes to GCSEs really well, but there is no doubt that we have seen huge upheaval with increased stress for pupils and workload for teachers.
out English Language was the most commonly changed GCSE grade, with 26,395 students getting a higher mark on appeal.
Wirral Grammar School for boys was sixth with a GCSE rate of 94% and an English Baccalaureate rate of 75%; and St Anselm's College in Birkenhead was seventh, with GCSE passes of 90% and English Baccalaureate of 68%.
"Further research is needed, but parents who are concerned about their child's GCSE grade might consider limiting his or her screen time."
Courses will no longer be divided into different modules and students will take all their exams in one period at the end of their two-year GCSE course.
The Government has revealed the latest stage of its plans for GCSE reform, setting out information on the content of new GCSEs in key subjects including English, maths, science and the humanities.