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    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%
    12.5
    48
    8.50%

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    It doesn't really matter how many GCSEs you get as long as you are able to acheive the next 'level' of education which is AS Levels.

    Employers only take your best 8 or 9 GCSEs no matter what anyways so if for example somebody got:

    9 A* 1 C and 2 D's it would be the same as a person who got 9 A* in theory.

    I'm not sure about universities but i think GCSEs play a very minimal part in the thinking behind whether you get accepted into a University/Job or not, if any part at all. All they are generally bothered about is if you have passed English and Maths. A lot can be learnt from Year 11 to University, both socially and mentally.

    For example, you could have just messed about in high school and scraped 5 GCSE's but then really got your act together and knuckled down and come away from college with good A-Level results.

    Oh, and for the record, i did 11 GCSEs. 5 A*'s, 4 A's and 2 B's.
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    (Original post by VeryBigEd)
    Employers only take your best 8 or 9 GCSEs no matter what anyways so if for example somebody got:

    9 A* 1 C and 2 D's it would be the same as a person who got 9 A* in theory.
    If they check the GCSEs they will notice the lower grades and take them into account. But if you have grades like those you are likely to get a degree and the level of degree will be much more important (and A levels) - at the most the GCSEs will be glanced at and they will see you have a lot of A*s. Any non-graduate employer will be very impressed with 9A*s, you'd be way better than other applicants, so the low grades don't matter. So you are right that it isn't really important, but no employer is going to consider only the best 8 or 9 grades unless they go completely on a quantative ranking system.
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    I'm doing 11... 10 in school, 1 outside; counting short courses as 0.5
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    12....booorrring
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    Oh my God!!!!

    It seems like I've done way too many GCSEs then.

    I done 14 GCSEs (13 in one sitting along with an A Level in Greek)

    My GCSEs are in the following subjects:

    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Maths
    Statistics
    English Language
    English Literature
    French
    German
    Greek (A* taken 3 years early)
    Religious Studies
    Geography
    Fine Art
    Economics

    and an A Level (taken with GCSEs) in

    Modern Greek (gained 285/300 in AS Greek in year 10)

    Is there anyone else out there with 14 GCSEs + an A Level in a second language (I have never lived in Greece by the way)
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    1 German
    2 Maths
    3 History
    4 English Lang.
    5 English Lit.
    6 RE
    7 Biology
    8 Chemistry
    9 Physics
    10 Latin
    11 Classical Greek
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    i did 12.5 with 4 choices, i sometimes also forget i choose business studies...
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    I did 11 last year and got 7A*s and 4 As a year early

    I also got 1 C 4 years early in Resistant Materials
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    I'm doing 12.5:

    Yr 8
    French (A*)

    Yr 9
    Double Science (A*)
    [just to count it as 2] (A*)
    Spanish (A)

    Yr 10
    English Language (pending)

    Yr 11 - next year
    English Literature
    Mathematics
    History
    Latin
    Chinese
    Psychology
    Music
    Religious Studies (half)

    I think I could have tackled Biology, Chemistry and Physics in year 9, but no. No-one there to teach it (sigh).

    I'm jealous now - I want to do another few GCSEs.


    Regarding A levels:

    Yr9
    AS French - C

    Yr 10
    AS Biology
    A2 French

    Yr 11
    AS English Literature
    AS Psychology
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    (Original post by Berto90)
    And when compared with A-Level results, both are pretty negligible :rolleyes:
    Apparently GCSEs are supposed to be a lot more reliable than A-levels for predicting the outcome of your degree, actually.
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    (Original post by Bexy*at*your*service)
    How many GCSE's have people done?? I am doing 11.5 and compared to my friends that seems quite high. I was just wondering.
    How are you doing that many Becky?
    I did 10.5 as I did GCSE Spanish after school during Year 11 (it was just me and a Year 13 doing it!). Doing some after school or what? :confused:
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    I've never had Mr Dodd teach me but he's a family friend (ever seen him sing in a show at Lowther? hehe). Had Mr Higgins for some Tech before GCSE. Madame Gény taught me GCSE and A-level... she's lovely (and hilarious) really, she just doesn't like teaching classes with naughty children in. :p:
    Hmm, thats it. So many new teachers all of a sudden... at GCSE some of my teachers were... hmm... Mr Catmore, Mrs Hinchliffe, Mr Wood (t'other one), Mr Cawkwell, can't remember for Bio.. maybe Mrs Cosh, who was my form tutor too. Ermm... Mme Gény, Miss Constable, Miss Probert, Mr Enwright... that's about all of them I think! For A-level I had Miss Rawlinson (only AS), Miss Constable, Miss Armer, Mme Gény, Miss Ashcroft and Mr Murray.
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    My Year 11 Prom was CRAP. So very, very crap. But then I wasn't friends with many people. My best friend and I went on several walks round Ribby Hall during it and near the end this girl came up to me and said that "so-and-so wants to know if you'll dance with him". I politely refused (he was a shocker, went to my primary school and was a bit slow... plus, I'm not really into dancing in front of people ), then she came back again about 3 times arguing with me and demanding that I give a reason! Precious memories...

    I didn't go to my leaver's ball this year. Neither did my best friend. The Year 11 one put us off and it's not like I felt like I really knew anyone else in my year. I heard it was pretty rubbish actually!
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    I presume you two go to the same school...? Please keep private things to PMs
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
    I presume you two go to the same school...? Please keep private things to PMs
    Pffffft. It's not private, the whole world can read our fascinating conversation if they like. It's not like this thread's going to be used much now anyway... and I don't think I've gone a day without seeing a thread that's gone completely off-topic. Meh. Party pooper. :eviltongu



    EDIT: Didn't Becky start this thread anyway? Not that it makes much of a difference...
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Pffffft. It's not private, the whole world can read our fascinating conversation if they like. It's not like this thread's going to be used much now anyway... and I don't think I've gone a day without seeing a thread that's gone completely off-topic. Meh. Party pooper. :eviltongu



    EDIT: Didn't Becky start this thread anyway? Not that it makes much of a difference...
    :p: Sorry! I just thought it would be better kept to PMs as you are talking about mutual teachers and whatnot in public.
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    I did 9..
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    I did nine, is any esle doing the IB by any chance????
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    (Original post by Xrypto)
    I did nine, is any esle doing the IB by any chance????
    I wish I was, sounds much better than A-levels
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    (Original post by calcium878)
    I wish I was, sounds much better than A-levels
    I would have considered the IB, if only it wasn't compulsory to take English. :p:
 
 
 

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