Poll: Gcse Grades you have (if you have recieved Oxbridge offers only) Watch

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One of my mates got 11 A*s, and he got arrested by the police last week. SO FUNNY!!
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I thought IGCSE's were harder and you had to learn more stuff...
I've been through a school with IGCSEs and am now in my last year here in England and I know a lot of people back there. IGCSEs are much easier because they are aimed at people with limited English and not as much time, etc. The O-levels, which they still have abroad in past English colonies are tougher though. Maybe that's what you're thinking of?
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Certainly not the impression I've gotten from looking at the individual papers, the way they are marked, the percentage of people achieving high grades and at the results and opinion of the schools which offer both. Both are equally irrelevant when it comes to Oxbridge admittance though.
The only reason people get worse grades is because generally those taking IGCSEs take them for a reason, which means they are not as well prepared academically. (As in my previous post). Basically thick people get crap grades whatever the exam.
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(Original post by Yannis)
The only reason people get worse grades is because generally those taking IGCSEs take them for a reason, which means they are not as well prepared academically. (As in my previous post). Basically thick people get crap grades whatever the exam.
People who are intelligent and well prepared academically can, and do, get lower grades with IGCSEs than they would get with GCSE. We switched to GCSE for science subjects for this reason (cyncially speaking).

What kind of reasons do people take for IGCSE generally?
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(Original post by winorloose)
People who are intelligent and well prepared academically can, and do, get lower grades with IGCSEs than they would get with GCSE. We switched to GCSE for science subjects for this reason (cyncially speaking).

What kind of reasons do people take for IGCSE generally?
IGCSE stands for INTERNATIONAL GCSE. They are meant to be easier... I'm not posting this again. If you're gonna stuff this further up your ass, then I don't care
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(Original post by Yannis)
IGCSE stands for INTERNATIONAL GCSE. They are meant to be easier... I'm not posting this again. If you're gonna stuff this further up your ass, then I don't care
No need for that.

I did register the fact that they were international GCSEs when I took them two years ago. If they are not harder than the regular GCSEs, how come five people got maths A*s in my year? And no, its not 'special' school for a bunch of thickos, we were placed top of several A level tables last year. Arts subject GCSEs grades were consistently higher than the science IGCSEs.
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IGCSE stands for INTERNATIONAL GCSE. They are meant to be easier...
Well, no they're not. Pretty much all the evidence would suggest otherwise. It's all rather irrelevant anyway, but yea.
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