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Poll: How many GCSE's did you do?
9 (81)
14.34%
9.5 (30)
5.31%
10 (131)
23.19%
10.5 (45)
7.96%
11 (128)
22.65%
11.5 (35)
6.19%
12 (67)
11.86%
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CobaltCrafter
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I'm doing nine - would have definitely done more if school had let me.
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SeanWhite
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(Original post by Liar)
I took 12 subjects but two of them were short course (I.T. and R.E.) so that is 11 GCSEs. I am happy about this number because it's no lower than average or higher so i am at no disadvantage (not that it matters how many GCSEs you take anyway unless it's some impossible number like 17 and you still get straight A*s :rolleyes: that i suppose would give you a slight advantage :p: ).
A friend of mine is doing 17 GCSE's...though that includes a quadruple science and quadruple IT, so thats 8 before you even start...i cant remember what else she said she was doing.
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Perfect 10 for me.
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(Original post by SeanWhite)
A friend of mine is doing 17 GCSE's...though that includes a quadruple science and quadruple IT, so thats 8 before you even start...i cant remember what else she said she was doing.
what's quadruple science??
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I'd think that quadruple science would either mean a GNVQ (which is apparently equivalent to 4 GCSEs) or a GCSE in all 3 sciences, and a general science GCSE. I take it that by quadruple ICT you mean a GNVQ or something?
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raxeman91
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10... but half were IGCSEs
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raxeman91
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AQA GCSE Maths is SOOOOoooo easy!

I'm not even counting it as a GCSE. took it end of year 9, got 95% A*, and the A* mark was only 60%!?!
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Im doing 10.5 but that's the most it is possible to do in my school.
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(Original post by purple-girl)
I'd think that quadruple science would either mean a GNVQ (which is apparently equivalent to 4 GCSEs) or a GCSE in all 3 sciences, and a general science GCSE. I take it that by quadruple ICT you mean a GNVQ or something?
:ditto: And although GNVQs are supposedly equivalent to GCSEs, they're not the same, so your friend really has 9 GCSEs and 2 GNVQs rather than 17 GCSEs. Or 12 GCSEs and 1 GNVQ if science isn't a GNVQ because it's cheating to count single science when you're also doing triple. It's usually the case with people doing more than 13 GCSEs that they're counting a GNVQ as 4 of them.
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Mmhmm. Why are GNVQs counted as 4 GCSEs? I'm sure I read somewhere that an intermediate GNVQ is the equivalent of 3 GCSEs at A*-C grades, or something. But I suppose they're quite a bit differnt to GCSEs, as they're more vocational...more coursework/practical based, right? I don't really know, as they're not even offered at my school, but that's what I've heard.
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took 12. Most took 11 at school + short (half) course RE, but my set did the full RE gcse in the time of half course
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Im doing 10.5 but did 1.5 last yr
only 14 more exams to go
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(Original post by purple-girl)
Mmhmm. Why are GNVQs counted as 4 GCSEs? I'm sure I read somewhere that an intermediate GNVQ is the equivalent of 3 GCSEs at A*-C grades, or something. But I suppose they're quite a bit differnt to GCSEs, as they're more vocational...more coursework/practical based, right? I don't really know, as they're not even offered at my school, but that's what I've heard.
An intermediate GNVQ is the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, but yeah, they're vocational qualifications as opposed to academic and 66% coursework, so it's really silly to try to 'convert' them into an equivalent number and grade of GCSEs becase they're really difficult. Most schools only offer them to boost their 5 A*-C pass rate because they're included in league tables.
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10.5 subjects
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9 average GCSEs, 1 IGCSE. Could've taken Add Maths if I had slightly better skillz.
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14 here.
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14 here.
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How did you get so many subjects fitted into your school timetable?
How much time per subject did you have per week?
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htuck
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12 I am doing atm, but have done 1 early.
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8 including double science, I also took Resistant Materials and Applied ICT (both double award) but due to my apathetic attitude at the time I wasn't entered for either.
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12.5 + additional maths... and none early
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