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    Hmm depends if you're musical: if you're not, you'll basically flop; if you are, you can use your skills of aural perception in the exam, and just learn the pieces. I think I most enjoyed the composition
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    Maths, by far
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    (Original post by RedSquirrels)
    Noooooo no no no if you're naturally good at maths, you should put in 100% effort in order to get as close to full marks as possible to ensure an A* grade. Otherwise it would be somewhat disappointing if you got an A when you're capable of an A* (not that an A is exactly bad, but an A* is better 😉)
    I did nothing for it so I've probably got an A. But I've saved my potential for A-level Maths!
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    RE/RS. I didn't even revise or complete the exam paper and I still got a C.
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    RE, I got an A* in it by talking rubbish about God and Alcohol. It was super easy. Also maths was really easy too, but I really enjoyed maths and found it easy anyway
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    From easiest to hardest (of the subjects I did, I can't speak for the others):
    RE
    ICT
    Biology
    Computing (coursework is really difficult if you waste time early on and have to rush, but exam is very easy)
    Graphics (not difficult, just very very time consuming, I likely spent more time on this than any other GCSE so it's really not to be taken lightly unless you really like the subject)
    Music (not that difficult, just again very time consuming as the exam is just memorising a ton of content, coursework can take a while though)
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Spanish
    English language
    English literature

    This list will be different for everyone though, with the exception of ICT and RE which are generally considered the "easy" GCSEs - if you have some okay writing skills (about B/A/A* in English), you can just sort of half pay attention for years 10 and 11 and then revise a lot before the exams (I did around 6 hours for the first exam spread over two days, and about 4 hours for the second exam in one day), and you'll come out with an A or an A*. It's all writing skills really, know what they want you to write (do some practice essays for your teacher to mark, and actually try in the mock), as long as you memorize a few bible quotes and sort of know what you're talking about then it's quite easy.

    Anyway, lots of this is relative, languages will always be quite hard unless you're already good at the language in question, just because they can't really be revised in the same way as other subjects - it takes a little bit of revision over years 10 and 11 very regularly to get to A*/A grade. They're probably the most useful GCSE other than the mandatory English/maths/science (and maybe computing considering how it's respected a lot more than ICT).

    The reason I found English lang + lit so hard is because unlike sciences you can't just learn the revision guide and be fine, you have to practice a lot and listen to the feedback your teachers give you - the same as with maths, only I'm better at maths than English so it's a lot farther down on the list (also it has no coursework).

    Arts GCSEs like graphics, music, etc, aren't really "hard" in the traditional sense - anyone can get good at them, it's just that they require an absolute ton of work to do well in.
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    (Original post by Wisbey)
    GCSE Catering... Mostly common sense.
    I don't know whether you took this years WJEC paper but 6 marks on the function of a specific protein??? In a discussion after the exam, I think no one I know got more than 3 marks for that Q.
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    English - It's way too easy to get a C
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    Religious Studies- If you know how to write a good essay and know about different opinions on religious topics then there's no reason why you shouldn't get a good grade.
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    Lots of people are saying RS, and I can sort of agree with that, although I put loads of effort into learning all the key words and trying to learn points for most the questions, and only just scraped an A*

    But I found my easiest GCSE to be AQA Computer Science. I can understand that coding can be somewhat difficult, but other than that, the coursework is a bit of a joke, you just spout loads of *******s about what you did and you easily get an A* on it. The actual exam is even worse. Go in and use your common sense and describe everything (you can literally get marks for saying that a disk will spin) and it's an easy A*
    That said, I think this was another subject I scraped an A* in, but that's the same for most of the subjects I got top grades in :lol:
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    Maths is the easiest (for me), but in general, I'd probably say ICT as well.
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    why are people saying re is so easy? i dont see how its so 'easy'
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    Personally I found English language the easiest by far. I didn't really go to any lessons for over a year for any subject and English got my highest grades. A* in an exam and a high A overall. I had very little contact with any teachers, especially for English Lang, and it was still a very comfortable one for me to take. It really depends on your strengths though. It'll be different for most people.
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    English Language for me was the one I did least work for (even in school, we did basically no prep for the exam) and still had good results. Maths is super easy too and you can probs get an a* with no work, but for stuff like circle theorems, constructions with compasses, trig graphs, unless you have an excellent memory going over them is advisable to ensure it, whereas with English Lang, it practically is already ensured if you can comprehend English well and are good at writing.
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    I don't know whether you took this years WJEC paper but 6 marks on the function of a specific protein??? In a discussion after the exam, I think no one I know got more than 3 marks for that Q.
    I took the WJEC paper this year, yes, although I don't remember that question. I did unit 2 for the written exam. My exam had questions on what this logo symbolized (one was gluten free etc). My main 6 marker was a table on HACCP. I'm so glad to of finished catering, I definitely did not enjoy the theory side however it was easier than my science/maths.
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    (Original post by Wisbey)
    I took the WJEC paper this year, yes, although I don't remember that question. I did unit 2 for the written exam. My exam had questions on what this logo symbolized (one was gluten free etc). My main 6 marker was a table on HACCP. I'm so glad to of finished catering, I definitely did not enjoy the theory side however it was easier than my science/maths.
    I recall that question so we might have sat the same paper, but after we came out everyone I talked to was horrified by the idea we had at least 4 5-6 markers.
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    I recall that question so we might have sat the same paper, but after we came out everyone I talked to was horrified by the idea we had at least 4 5-6 markers.
    Yeah, there were some questions that I was like what the heck. My course work was 109 out of the maximum (I think it was 125) so I needed 52/80 on that paper for an A I think. I don't remember a specific protein question though. PM me if you want.
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    I personally found Maths the easiest but it was always a subject I naturally had a good grasp of to be honest. Science and Maths has been my forte. However, I've noticed over the years of high school, that my humanities skills have improved a lot too. In the end most people are specialised into something and you will eventually find it.
 
 
 
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