woah, wouldn't that majorly screw anyone up who wanted to do A-level science? you would forget loads over 12 months...
We did AS Science (single award) in year 11. For people who want to do a science for A level this means that they get to cover some A level material and get a qualification covering any sciences that they choose to drop. For people who want to concentrate on arts subjects for A level it gives a bit of variety.
Following on from R.J.A, not only in a Year 10 mock would there only be roughly half the syllabus' content, but the earlier work is generally easier also. Therefore it can't always be a true reflection of what your final grade may be.
I did Music 2 years early.
Not a full GCSE, I did half of my RE and 30%ish of my Science in Year 10 though
A* Maths GCSE at year 10 (That was the year when the paper was insanely hard where an A was 45%, and a C was 13%)
I took GCSE IT a year early. I think it's a good idea, personally.
I took that as a practise paper! I got something appalling in it, and I would just like to say that my entire Maths set pities anyone who had to actually take it! A B is good, because it was so hard; I think I got a B in the paper itself.
Impressive getting an A in it! Was it true that people came out crying? My maths teacher said that some did...
I think Maths GCSEs are easier than in the past though - I've seen past papers that I wasn't able to even attempt. I got an A in my Maths GCSE but I don't have a mathematical bone in my body.
I'd like to see this paper. Are you all talking about 2004 Edexcel?
Edit: The Edexcel site doesn't want me to look at past papers. Does anyone have a link to it?