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    I do all of these (except for Computer Science and drama) and I can tell you from experience that it all depends on how much work you put into it.

    But if we are talking about level of difficulty, in my school most people are failing Computer Science (only two are on A*s, the rest Ds) and I imagine it's because you either get it or you don't. So unless you have a good understanding of computer programming I'd say that's the most difficult to get an A* in.

    With English, it's all about exam technique, so you've just got to master that and you'll be fine.

    I had 24 marks over the A* grade boundary for maths, so I found that quite easy. But that's because I went in during lunch times to learn the difficult subjects and soon found the whole paper easy, for others it was a lot more challenging. The key to this subject is past papers; they ask the same questions all the time just in a different format.

    RE is (in my opinion) quite a nice GCSE because if you know a couple of teachings then you're sorted (EXAMINERS LOVE TEACHINGS). But even if you don't know any, as long as you have an understanding of different religions and can see things from both perspectives you can still get an A* (like I did for my first RS exam).

    History is a lot of work because you have to remember key dates and figures (again, examiners love figures). If you can go into detail about certain topics then you're ok.

    The sciences I find tricky, but I still managed to get an A* in the subjects. Physics I found the hardest because the majority of the paper is focused on equations (in mine, 39/60 marks were purely equations). However, as long as you use the right equation you get marks for it (so it doesn't matter if you get them right all of the time, but it's worth it to study them).

    Just study hard and you'll get the grades you deserve x
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    Thx i can agree with the computer science thing literally my whole class r on c+ b- level.The only gcses im worried bout r the history and the english ones since i cant understand the mark schemes to save my life.
 
 
 
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