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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Seriously, be glad you didn't do it. History's torture.

    Unless you're good at essay writing, I guess.
    I'm not good at essay writing.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    I'm not good at essay writing.
    Guess it depends on the exam, but History would probably not be for you. :dontknow:
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    the worst are n or u
    then you get d,e and f
    and the decent grades a*-c
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    (Original post by partyomo)
    Honestly, I'd rather a U, because you'd have to declare an F grade on your UCAS form.


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    (Original post by RasputinReborn)
    Honestly, I'd rather a U, because you'd have to declare an F grade on your UCAS form.


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    Can people clarify this? Do you not need to declare a U on the UCAS form?
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    They both fail grades you know guys or gals.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Seriously, be glad you didn't do it. History's torture.

    Unless you're good at essay writing, I guess.
    As much as I love History, I can't seem to get the darn exam technique, and that's what always faults me, and made me grow to hate the qualification, not the subject.
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    (Original post by geolowiser)
    Just to clarify, a U is unmarkable or ungradeable, and F is a fail; they both mean the same thing though. In the UK, students at primary and secondary schools typically receive an F, and students in college receive a U. In the states they do not use the U grade as frequently, not did they do it at my unversity.

    There may be regional differences I don't know about or even differences between exam boards.
    Every single part of this post is wrong, and the poster doesn't know what he is talking about.

    GCSE grades go A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U, with A*-C being one level of qualification, D-G a lower level qualification, and U being a fail. There's also an X (for people who don't attend the exam), Q ("marks not available" - it means something's gone wrong somewhere, talk to your exams officer), and A^ ("A with distinction", above A*, only in AQA IGCSE Further Maths). (NB: this all changes for people taking their GCSEs in 2017 onwards: then, the grades will go 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,U, with U bein a fail, 1-4 the D-G qualification, and 5-9 the A*-C one).
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    (Original post by BlueSam3)
    Every single part of this post is wrong, and the poster doesn't know what he is talking about.

    GCSE grades go A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U, with A*-C being one level of qualification, D-G a lower level qualification, and U being a fail. There's also an X (for people who don't attend the exam), Q ("marks not available" - it means something's gone wrong somewhere, talk to your exams officer), and A^ ("A with distinction", above A*, only in AQA IGCSE Further Maths). (NB: this all changes for people taking their GCSEs in 2017 onwards: then, the grades will go 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,U, with U bein a fail, 1-4 the D-G qualification, and 5-9 the A*-C one).
    would you say I'd be better to get an X or an F?
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    (Original post by partyomo)
    would you say I'd be better to get an X or an F?
    An F is a qualification. An X is not.
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    (Original post by BlueSam3)
    Every single part of this post is wrong, and the poster doesn't know what he is talking about.

    GCSE grades go A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U, with A*-C being one level of qualification, D-G a lower level qualification, and U being a fail. There's also an X (for people who don't attend the exam), Q ("marks not available" - it means something's gone wrong somewhere, talk to your exams officer), and A^ ("A with distinction", above A*, only in AQA IGCSE Further Maths). (NB: this all changes for people taking their GCSEs in 2017 onwards: then, the grades will go 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,U, with U bein a fail, 1-4 the D-G qualification, and 5-9 the A*-C one).
    Do you know that 4 is a pass. Have you check out how does it work lately?
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    (Original post by TheSpeedyz)
    Do you know that 4 is a pass. Have you check out how does it work lately?
    Erm, yes. Everything in that post is accurate, taken directly from here.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Seriously, be glad you didn't do it. History's torture.

    Unless you're good at essay writing, I guess.
    I love History it's my favourite subject and I am at an A* in it mainly because I like it. History is a lot of work, contains a lot of essay writing as well as a lot of memory work. If you put the effort into revising History it's all good but it's not a subject for a person who can't be bothered to put the work in. To be good at History good writing skills are vital as History is literally essay writing.
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    sorry but both F and U are fails
    try and get a C
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    (Original post by partyomo)
    Can people clarify this? Do you not need to declare a U on the UCAS form?
    Yeah, I think you have to declare all grades apart from an X.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3538633
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    (Original post by surina16)
    Yeah, I think you have to declare all grades apart from an X.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3538633
    would you still get an X if you've completed 50% of the GCSE, but don't turn up to the other 50%?
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    Technically they are both classified as a fail.
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    (Original post by partyomo)
    would you still get an X if you've completed 50% of the GCSE, but don't turn up to the other 50%?
    I'm not sure but I don't think so. 50% could be a pass in your subject? Like if you got 100% in those exams I think you could pass (depending on the grade boundaries).
    But honestly, idk and I think it is definitely worth turning up to the exam because (no matter how cheesy it sounds) every mark counts - the few marks that you gain by going could push you up a grade
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    Practically, anything below a C is basically worthless. No employer or university cares about any grades below a C.

    So the moral is; work hard and try to get C+s in everything. (or Bs or As ideally. A lot of unis require B+ in Maths and English)
 
 
 
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