Poll: How many GCSEs did you take?
less than 6 (15)
1.7%
6 (7)
0.79%
7 (20)
2.27%
8 (41)
4.65%
9 (86)
9.75%
10 (179)
20.29%
11 (228)
25.85%
12 (149)
16.89%
13 (89)
10.09%
14 or more (68)
7.71%
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I did 12. Was originally meant to do 13 but decided not to do further maths in the end. I found it manageable but to be honest it's more subjects than are necessary and taking extras meant I had after school lessons and 29 exams. I don't regret doing triple science or double language but I think music was probably a bit pointless, seeing as I took it as an extra and we were barely taught anything.


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I did 12. Was originally meant to do 13 but decided not to do further maths in the end. I found it manageable but to be honest it's more subjects than are necessary and taking extras meant I had after school lessons and 29 exams. I don't regret doing triple science or double language but I think music was probably a bit pointless, seeing as I took it as an extra and we were barely taught anything.


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That's quite interesting... did you at least enjoy music?
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I took 15 GCSEs, two of them in Year 10 and the rest in Year 11. The worst part about it was sitting 6 papers in one day, but other than that I am happy with how things turned out.
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In total 12

2 in year 9, 1 in year 10 and the rest in year 11
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I got on to triple science which didn't take any options up. I then did 4 subjects for my options as well as English language and literature which totaled 10 Gcses. In year 9 they made everyone do this pointless gcse, expressive arts, which I somehow got a B in despite doing the coursework really badly.. In year 11, I asked to do gcse statistics with the year 10s who started taking it I shall be awaiting these other 11 grades on the 20th :3
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I took 10 GCSEs and 4 BTECs.

6 in year 9,
2 in year 10,
6 in year 11.
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I took 8 GCSE's. All done during year 10 and 11

I originally did 9 GCSE's and was advised to do so by my the head of key stage 4 back then because of multiple hospitalisations in year 9. So to keep relatively stress free, I did 9 GCSE's only realising that H.E. (also known as Food Tech) was a bit too strenuous for me because I found it very difficult to stand up for even an hour cutting vegetables, or meat and I would feel really dizzy, so I dropped out and ended up doing 8 subjects instead.
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English lit
English lang
Double Science
Double Science
Maths
Design & technology
Art
Business Studies
Geography

I voted 8 but typing them out I realise I did 9 :o: maybe they'll take back my A in maths

In my defence this was a bazillion years ago before most TSR users were born (1995). We didn't have any choices around the first 6...the last 3 were options. The year before and after had less choice - they had to take a language too.
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I have three:

English Lit
English Lang
Maths(which I did at the same time as my AS levels)



Very limiting, I would not recommend. Make sure you get a good range of GCSEs in solid subjects.
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expressive arts
That sounds so fun! But I guess, if you didn't really enjoy it, it feels like something you could have dropped.
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I did ten GCSEs 😁


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Triple science
Economics
maths
English
Greek
Geography
History
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I did 10 GCSEs and then some IT thing, which I'm not sure if it was an actual GCSE, but ah well

I did Triple Science, Maths, English Lit and Lang, IT, Resistant Material (we had to take a technology subject) and then my options were Art, History and Geography

I also started RE, but due to person reasons was allowed to drop that to relief some stress.
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I only did 8 GCSE's, and only had 4 optional courses 😔

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12.
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I have three:

English Lit
English Lang
Maths(which I did at the same time as my AS levels)



Very limiting, I would not recommend. Make sure you get a good range of GCSEs in solid subjects.
You only did three GCSEs? :lolwut:


I guess it's different for monkeys.



I think I did 12 for some reason. Separate science counted as three so I ended up doing more than most people. It was funny really as my friend who went to a fancy pants private school only did like 9. His mum was very cross that she was paying for a superior education but her son was doing less GCSEs than the kid at a state school *shudders*
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Wow - this is so strange to hear. Most people are talking about a) having taken lots and lots of exams and b) having taken several in Years 9 and 10. I took 11 GCSEs in all, and I only took 1 in Year 10; the rest were Year 11.

I did Maths, English Lit. , English Lang., Philosophy of Religion/Ethics (the Year 10 one), Triple Science (Bio, Chem, Physics), German, Music, History and Computer Science. Some of them were iGCSEs and it was spread across all the exam boards.

I don't know if it's something to do with the nature of my school or what. *shrugs*
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Initially was supposed to 11 but I dropped Citizenship


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I did 13.
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