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    I'm confused on how the new GCSEs are at the moment. I heard many different explanations but it's still doing my head in.
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    (Original post by ilhan248)
    I'm confused on how the new GCSEs are at the moment. I heard many different explanations but it's still doing my head in.
    60% is your coursework and 40% is your exam = 100%
    if you achieve A/A* is your coursework- you assured yourself C or a high D grade without doing the exam because;
    90- A*
    80- A
    70- B
    60- C
    50- B
    40- C
    30- D
    20- E in higher it would be a U
    try to do best in your coursework so if you did badly in the exam you still can achieve C or at least B grade
    new GCSEs grade pic is below:
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    hope that helps
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    This is the new grading system if it makes sense.

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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    60% is your coursework and 40% is your exam = 100%
    if you achieve A/A* is your coursework- you assured yourself C or a high D grade without doing the exam because;
    90- A*
    80- A
    70- B
    60- C
    50- B
    40- C
    30- D
    20- E in higher it would be a U
    try to do best in your coursework so if you did badly in the exam you still can achieve C or at least B grade
    new GCSEs grade pic is below:
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Views: 345
Size:  5.4 KB
    hope that helps
    But most of the new gcse's do not have coursework though? So it would be all exam generally.

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    (Original post by MezmorisedPotato)
    But most of the new gcse's do not have coursework though? So it would be all exam generally.

    it depends on what subject you are doing...
    in ICT, Computing, Health and social care, business, Science (has controlled assessment and coursework but worth less percentage), English has controlled assessments 15%, 25% etc.
    i know that they are gradually getting rid of the coursework but some of the subjects still have it..
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    (Original post by ilhan248)
    I'm confused on how the new GCSEs are at the moment. I heard many different explanations but it's still doing my head in.
    What are you confused about?
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    it depends on what subject you are doing...
    in ICT, Computing, Health and social care, business, Science (has controlled assessment and coursework but worth less percentage), English has controlled assessments 15%, 25% etc.
    i know that they are gradually getting rid of the coursework but some of the subjects still have it..
    For English Language from AQA it is 0% coursework, you get an endorsement but none of it actually goes towards final grade. For English and other subjects. Also ICT is not being developed for new GCSE's. Maybe a few but mostly wont be coursework based for GCSE. Most of the subjects there are not being reformed except a few.
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    (Original post by MezmorisedPotato)
    For English Language from AQA it is 0% coursework, you get an endorsement but none of it actually goes towards final grade. For English and other subjects. Also ICT is not being developed for new GCSE's. Maybe a few but mostly wont be coursework based for GCSE. Most of the subjects there are not being reformed except a few.
    hahaha... fun times then
    it's even harder then
    I am glad i have done my GCSEs last year
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    The government cap on coursework I think was about 20% (so no subject can have more than 20%)
    maths and English are 100% exam
    the rest of the coursework/exam ratio is in the second link below
    This link has more information
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...e-changes.html
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...cses-from-2015
    HTH
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    hahaha... fun times then
    it's even harder then
    I am glad i have done my GCSEs last year
    Yeah we're the last people doing the old GCSE's now . Feel bad for the people sitting the new ones!
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    (Original post by MezmorisedPotato)
    Yeah we're the last people doing the old GCSE's now . Feel bad for the people sitting the new ones!
    ohh so you are doing the old spec still
    i thought you are doing the new one
    Well good luck to you for your upcoming exams :goodluck: (last year they were sooo hard)
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    ohh so you are doing the old spec still
    i thought you are doing the new one
    Well good luck to you for your upcoming exams :goodluck: (last year they were sooo hard)
    Thank you! Good luck to yours too
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    Like in French and German we do speaking and writing as controlled assessments where I think in the new GCSE, they don't have time to prepare they have to sit it at the end of the year
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    I too would be interested in seeing how Languages GCSEs are done. Will it still be the same 4 exams (reading writing speaking listening) and is anything drastically changing?

    Idk why I'm interested... just am.
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    I too would be interested in seeing how Languages GCSEs are done. Will it still be the same 4 exams (reading writing speaking listening) and is anything drastically changing?

    Idk why I'm interested... just am.
    Language exam IMO shouldn't change, because the whole point of learning a language is to be able to speak, read, listen and talk in said language...
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    (Original post by homeland.lsw)
    Language exam IMO shouldn't change, because the whole point of learning a language is to be able to speak, read, listen and talk in said language...
    Yeah I can't imagine them changing it drastically, the way it works right now is reasonably sensible
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    They don't work.
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    Yeah I can't imagine them changing it drastically, the way it works right now is reasonably sensible
    They are changing quite drastically. I do the current languages but my teachers have told our class how the new ones work and some of the stuff that will be on the new ones
    The speaking and writing are going to be similar to a level, where you are given 20 minutes to prepare before a speaking, and then say it and then be shown a picture and have to speak about it on the spot in that language.
    The writings are going to be sat at the end of year 11, rather than doing them as coursework through year 10 and 11. The writings you will get given a paper and not know what the topic and get a question on the sheet in French and then have to write on the spot about it, and are not allowed a dictionary. There is also a translation element in the new writings, at the back of the paper where you will have to translate a passage into the language
    The readings and listening are apparently abit harder and have a 9 mark translation element at the back of the reading as well where something will be written in English and you will have to translate it into the language
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    (Original post by Bexxi44)
    They are changing quite drastically. I do the current languages but my teachers have told our class how the new ones work and some of the stuff that will be on the new ones
    The speaking and writing are going to be similar to a level, where you are given 20 minutes to prepare before a speaking, and then say it and then be shown a picture and have to speak about it on the spot in that language.
    The writings are going to be sat at the end of year 11, rather than doing them as coursework through year 10 and 11. The writings you will get given a paper and not know what the topic and get a question on the sheet in French and then have to write on the spot about it, and are not allowed a dictionary. There is also a translation element in the new writings, at the back of the paper where you will have to translate a passage into the language
    The readings and listening are apparently abit harder and have a 9 mark translation element at the back of the reading as well where something will be written in English and you will have to translate it into the language
    Ah okay. That sounds a bit harder, but I think that's a bit better (esp. not being allowed a dictionary) x)
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    (Original post by MezmorisedPotato)
    Thank you! Good luck to yours too
    thanks
    AS is so hard
 
 
 
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