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    Just wonderin'....how many option can you select to study for GCSE? Btw, what are controlled assessments and GCSE courses? Will they be important for university? TY
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    Just wonderin'....how many option can you select to study for GCSE? Btw, what are controlled assessments and GCSE courses? Will they be important for university? TY
    The number depends on the school but usually people take around 9-11 GCSE's, although some students have taken exceptionally higher numbers. The controlled assessments in your various subjects will contribute to your final grades in those subjects. And finally, GCSE's are important to get into sixth form colleges and are not generally important for university if you do fairly well, although the top unis may be different.
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    The number depends on the school but usually people take around 9-11 GCSE's, although some students have taken exceptionally higher numbers. The controlled assessments in your various subjects will contribute to your final grades in those subjects. And finally, GCSE's are important to get into sixth form colleges and are not generally important for university if you do fairly well, although the top unis may be different.

    Well, I am deciding to apply for Oxford University, I know it requires a lot of hard work from me, but I'll do it if I have to.
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    Well, I am deciding to apply for Oxford University, I know it requires a lot of hard work from me, but I'll do it if I have to.
    Indeed. Out of curiousity, are there any courses that you are interested in?
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    Indeed. Out of curiousity, are there any courses that you are interested in?
    Well, for GCSE, my options are: Triple Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Art (Graphics or Fine, no idea ) and maybe German. (I'm Year 10 btw).

    So GCSE courses are vital for Year 11 exams?
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    Well, for GCSE, my options are: Triple Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Art (Graphics or Fine, no idea ) and maybe German. (I'm Year 10 btw).

    So GCSE courses are vital for Year 11 exams?
    Yes. Pay attention in your year 10 classes! You will need the knowledge for your exams at the end of year 11, where you will get a grade for each of your GCSE subjects. Basically, you study for two years (year 10 and year 11) and you take exams at the end of it. Along the way you may have controlled assessments and coursework.
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    Well, for GCSE, my options are: Triple Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Art (Graphics or Fine, no idea ) and maybe German. (I'm Year 10 btw).

    So GCSE courses are vital for Year 11 exams?
    I dont think you're doing controlled assessments
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    Yes. Pay attention in your year 10 classes! You will need the knowledge for your exams at the end of year 11, where you will get a grade for each of your GCSE subjects. Basically, you study for two years (year 10 and year 11) and you take exams at the end of it. Along the way you may have controlled assessments and coursework.

    So controlled assessments and GCSE courses don't matter that much? (A thousand apologies, I'm very confused atm)
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    I dont think you're doing controlled assessments

    how do you know?
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    I dont think you're doing controlled assessments
    I think it's still there, but it's toned down a lot for them.
    Only Maths and English are being affected this year
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    how do you know?
    Because it's 100% exams now, i'm in year 11 and i think my year group were the last to do coursework/controlled assessments. Im not sure, but make sure you ask your teachers though, they might have changed the way the controlled assessments are done :/
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    (Original post by Kyle1198)
    I think it's still there, but it's toned down a lot for them.
    Only Maths and English are being affected this year
    Oh yeah, those are the subjects they get 1-9 grades for right?
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    Oh yeah, those are the subjects they get 1-9 grades for right?
    Yes. Everything else is A*-G
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    (Original post by Kyle1198)
    Yes. Everything else is A*-G
    Yeah that makes sense. I hate how they changed the whole system though.
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    Yeah that makes sense. I hate how they changed the whole system though.
    One thing I do like about the reforms is the new GCSE maths course. It looks very fun.
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    (Original post by Dingooose)
    One thing I do like about the reforms is the new GCSE maths course. It looks very fun.
    Really? I wont be doing right, since im in year 11?
    And where did you see it?
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    So controlled assessments and GCSE courses don't matter that much? (A thousand apologies, I'm very confused atm)
    The GCSE courses are your classes. Without them you won't have the knowledge to do your GCSE exams, so they are important. Controlled assessments are equally important.
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    so I study and prepare for GCSE in Year 10 and take the exams at the end of Year 11?
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    (Original post by goldenusername)
    Really? I wont be doing right, since im in year 11?
    And where did you see it?
    I'm in year 11 too, and I found out about it when my teacher gave me some specimen papers for the new GCSE. There are definitely more topics added, some of which were previously AS maths topics I believe. And since you're in year 11, you won't be taking the new papers (you can't anyway since you haven't been taught the new material).
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    (Original post by ShiawaseNekox3)
    so I study and prepare for GCSE in Year 10 and take the exams at the end of Year 11?
    Your study and prepare for your GCSE exams in year 10 and in year 11.
 
 
 
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