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Have GCSEs gotten too easy to the point where no understanding is required?

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    Obviously no understanding of many concepts is required, but has this led to GCSEs becoming too easy for some? For me, personally, I would say it's quite difficult. However, some people (who aren't the cleverest) have absolutely nailed it, attaining excellent grades. Those with 10 A*s are obviously amazingly intelligent.

    Well you tend to need some kind of understanding to get the top grades, but it is at a fairly superficial and basic level even then. To get the all important C, you barely need to understand anything imo. I dunno if the new 9-1 system will help things. I certainly felt like there should be more distinction at the top level - with very little work I could get A*s in mocks, and the revision I did just seemed to go towards higher UMS.

    I think the problem with GCSE (for me, at least) and the biggest hurdle is knowing how to work - something you have little experience before then, and even after then. I only feel that it's around A2 or AS if you're lucky where you actually know how to do things, and until then there's no sense of perspective that you can have.
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