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    My mates wer on abut the fact that id get 'extra' marks cos im younger...
    Ill be doin my maths gcse in november when ill be 14 years 7 months
    and get my results before im 15!
    all the rest of the gcses when im 15 years and 3 months, gettin all my results before im 15 an half..
    It isnt that much of a difference, i mean ive heard of ppl doing gcse's when ther like 12 and all, but im not sure
    wot do u's think?
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    I didn't think you got marks added on because of age...but maybe I'm wrong :confused:
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    Yeah, as far as I was aware age only had an effect with regards to the 11+ and getting into a grammar school. Didn't think it applied to formal exams
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    I'm pretty sure you don't either. People who take GCSE or other exams earlier usually do so because they are considered of the same standard as the 15-16 year olds who take them. Often, it's because they are of an even higher standard, else they might as well just wait and take them when they are at the normal age. If you wern't of the same or a better level, you wouldn't take them early - and if you are of the same level, there's no reason why you should receive extra marks.

    But i'm just guessing all this, i can't say for sure!
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    Yeh, as everyone else has said, you won't receive extra marks just because your younger. Sorry!
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    Unfortunately you won't get marks added on because of your age. If you're sitting the exam, it's because you (if your a private candidate) or your maths teacher feel you have understood most of the GCSE syllabus, and are therefore ready to take the exam. It might seem unfair, but age has no affect on your grade.
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    I hate to disappoint you, but nope, no extra marks because of your age. GCSEs are designed for those aged 15/16, so if you take them early, it's because you're considered bright enough.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    I hate to disappoint you, but nope, no extra marks because of your age. GCSEs are designed for those aged 15/16, so if you take them early, it's because you're considered bright enough.
    That's what i thought!

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    Ah yes I was right! Woo!

    Sorry!
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    If you do a subject when you are younger than that you are meant to be, for attempting that subject, that is your disadvantage. No extra marks!
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    ah well dont really matter

    i wont feel like i deserved the marks anyway cos ive studied the same as every1 has, never skippin a year

    cheers!
 
 
 

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