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    I am currently in year 10 at the moment and I am hearing a lot about how our gcses are much harder than previously and I do not think they will push the grade boundaries down to compensate for lower marks. So all in all everyone will get lower grades. I'm just wondering how much this will be taken into consideration at sixth form and unis and general society, especially seeing as we are the first year and most likely will be compared with the year before.

    I haven't heard anything, what's different?

    ^^Pretty much sums up this thread.

    OP: If the results of the country as a whole suffer, then of course Unis will take notice. I highly doubt this will be the case though. GCSEs/A-levels of past always seem easier than the paper you just sat! (EXCEPT FOR THOSE ******* SHREWS)

    Nothing much is changing apart from you sitting all linear exams (all at end of year 11) so of course they will be recognised, it will just require more revision.

    As Gomg said: all your exams will be linear (which I think is a stupid idea personally, but what do I know i'm only 16!). That will basically mean that you will need to sit all exams at the end of the course instead of, for example sitting Science 1 in year 10 and Additional Science in year 11. There will no opportunity to resit.

    As far as I am aware there hasn't been any major changes to the syllabi so it shouldn't be harder, per say, just more work at once.

    In the event that everyone in the entire country does worse than usual then Universities will realise that when everybody is turning up with 2 A* for a course that usually requires 6. However, unless you are trying out for a really competitive course, medicine for example, Universities will look at your A-levels more than GCSEs.

    Hope that is what you were looking for.

    I am also in year 10, haven't heard anything about the exams being harder from my teachers, just all at the end of year 11 now. Having said by the end of year 10 I will have GCSES in biology, citizenship and ICT.

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