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    ive just done the RE Short Course for AQA and ive been told by someone its just worth half a GCSE.. man i dont understand that lol :confused:

    can anyone put light on this

    thanks
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    lol i dont understand either....were in the same boat cause i dont have a clue lol! xoxo
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    It's just worth half a GCSE.
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    lol but how is it worth just half a GCSE thats what we wanna know lol!!!!! :p: xoxo
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    becuase it is a short course, you have only done half the full syllabus of stuff, youve only done half the amount of work/coursework/exam papers. and so it technically is only a half gcse, becuase it is short course and not full course, like maths, english, sciences, etc...

    but on cv's and stuff you dont need to put short course so it doesn't matter you just put it down.
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    (Original post by mtbab)
    but on cv's and stuff you dont need to put short course so it doesn't matter you just put it down.
    Exactly, only colleges and uni's will know its short course...job's wont know!
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    yea tanny gal ... u c evryone who ive approached so far cant explain why... since when we had HALF GCSE 's ... i mean when i go on an interview what am i going to say " Sir! i have 12 and a half GCSE's !" lol sorry to be so crazy about dis but you understand when you get myths going around (lets hope its a myth) !

    whats next: a 1/4 of a GCSE?????
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    exactly!!!


    whats the point calling it half in the first place... o well atleast the when applying 4 a job they wont care... ill say i got 13

    cheers
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    lol prob not, but a 1/4 a-level wouldnt surprise considering AS is half a-level, imagine short course as-levels
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    lol... this education system reeks

    dont u think?

    lol
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    its got its flaws i suppose but so has everythin

    i'm saying i'm getting 13gcses when really i'm getting 11 and two halves in R.e(which i did last yr (A*)), and ict
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    The reason it's called a short course is because the syllabus you follow is only half the work of a normal GCSE, so it's only counted as half a GCSE. Sixth forms/colleges will know this, and when you apply to university, there's a separate section on the UCAS form for short courses and double awards. I don't think employers are that clued up though, especially as the exam system is always changing and new qualifications are being added all the time, so you might get away with just calling it a GCSE.
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    thanky you kelly for summing up what had kinda already been said, lol
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    (Original post by qarishahg)
    yea tammy gal ... u c evryone who ive approached so far cant explain why... since when we had HALF GCSE 's ... i mean when i go on an interview what am i going to say " Sir! i have 12 and a half GCSE's !" lol sorry to be so crazy about dis but you understand when you get myths going around (lets hope its a myth) !

    whats next: a 1/4 of a GCSE?????
    yeah i know its f***ing crazy! lol :p: or sure why not say sir i have 12 1/2 GCSE's - where the f*** did the half come outta lol!!!! xoxo
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    What's wrong with half GCSEs? :/
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    The reason it's called a short course is because the syllabus you follow is only half the work of a normal GCSE, so it's only counted as half a GCSE. Sixth forms/colleges will know this, and when you apply to university, there's a separate section on the UCAS form for short courses and double awards. I don't think employers are that clued up though, especially as the exam system is always changing and new qualifications are being added all the time, so you might get away with just calling it a GCSE.
    thank ya kelly and to everyone whos cleared up the mess xoxo
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    I *think* from what people have told me it's compulsory at most state schools.

    So rather than interfere with your education too much they just make you take half of the GCSE and then give you half of one.

    Bit silly really.
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    you did half the work! 2 years = full course, so 1 year = half course (also called short course)...
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    (Original post by motoroller)
    you did half the work! 2 years = full course, so 1 year = half course (also called short course)...
    Actually we did our short course in RS over the full 2 years, because we only had half a lesson a week.
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    what the ..

    i had a whole lesson evry week for two years what the hell.. and im din short course.. whas gwanon
 
 
 
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