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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    The GCSEs are not meant to get harder even year.
    Well, recently I've seen the papers and the types of questions getting harder every year, and now they have reformed the gcse's to include 9-1 grades for maths and english...
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
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    Did you do your gcse's this year? Because I have just started yr 12 and I am noticing the HUGE difference between gcse's and a levels- you actually need to understand the content thoroughly, and apply it properly. Unlike gcse's when you don't actually need to understand anything- you can get away with skimming through a textbook and flicking through a couple of past papers!
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    Awh thank you!

    I did my GCSE's a few years back and I'm currently in a gap year after my A2's applying for uni, My experience of A-Levels was that the jump between them and GCSE is ridiculous.
    You can't just memorise the information because, whilst here's a lot you need to know, you need to be able to apply your knowledge. You can't just write out your textbook in the exam, you have to understand it, which is something that took me a long time to be able to grasp. It's a tricky transition, but as long as you set aside the study time and effort it'll be fine
    It's doable, but it is rough
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    It is right with grade boundaries, but it is not fair when they changed gcse to 9-1 grading, more strict than before, but kept IGCSE with A*-G which is not so strict. This is really unfair.
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    (Original post by the_queen)
    It is right with grade boundaries, but it is not fair when they changed gcse to 9-1 grading, more strict than before, but kept IGCSE with A*-G which is not so strict. This is really unfair.
    Yes I agree- I feel so sorry for people doing these new exams! Luckily I did my gcse's this may and that was the last year of the old spec...
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    (Original post by Harvey'sLaw)
    Awh thank you!

    I did my GCSE's a few years back and I'm currently in a gap year after my A2's applying for uni, My experience of A-Levels was that the jump between them and GCSE is ridiculous.
    You can't just memorise the information because, whilst here's a lot you need to know, you need to be able to apply your knowledge. You can't just write out your textbook in the exam, you have to understand it, which is something that took me a long time to be able to grasp. It's a tricky transition, but as long as you set aside the study time and effort it'll be fine
    It's doable, but it is rough
    Yeah I am noticing the ridiculous jump from gcse's to a levels, but at least this will motivate me to work hard! Do you have any tips for maths, economics or chemistry?
 
 
 
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