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    I'm from Australia and we're planning on relocating to the UK, can someone please answer these GCSE questions for me...
    I was born January 2001, would I be going into Year 10 or 11?
    How many GCSEs do I need to take if I'm going into Year 11?
    What subjects are compulsory?
    How long do the subjects last, is it for the whole 2 years or only 1 year?
    Will I be missing out on very much if I go into Year 11 without the previous year of GCSE?
    Thank you in advance!
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    (Original post by jaiapate)
    I'm from Australia and we're planning on relocating to the UK, can someone please answer these GCSE questions for me...
    I was born January 2001, would I be going into Year 10 or 11?
    How many GCSEs do I need to take if I'm going into Year 11?
    What subjects are compulsory?
    How long do the subjects last, is it for the whole 2 years or only 1 year?
    Will I be missing out on very much if I go into Year 11 without the previous year of GCSE?
    Thank you in advance!
    Hiya! It's 3am over here so I'll try my best with your questions :yep:

    1. You will probably be put into Year 10(?)
    2. You needn't worry about this. The amount of core GCSEs you take are totally compulsory and you have no choice in them (core consists of: Sciences, English, Maths, religion/humanities subject (usually), etc.) with the compulsory choice of several extras such as Computer Science, PE, etc. etc. — the average student will do about 9-13 GCSEs, although some do more (I did 15 :eek:).
    3. See above
    4. Differs from place to place, you will be educated on the syllabus from the start of Year 10 usually. Some start from Year 9 now apparently…
    5. Yes, if at all possible… swallow your pride and ask to be placed into Year 10. Otherwise, the sudden workload might be a bit too much.

    For more information on what GCSEs are like, take a look at the examining boards' websites and look at some past papers: http://aqa.org.uk/ - http://edexcel.co.uk/ - http://ocr.org.uk/ - http://wjec.co.uk

    I hope this helps!
    Ethan
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    Hi Ethan, thanks heaps!
    Sorry to bother you AGAIN at 3am haha but I am currently in Year 10 (our school years are different so I believe this would be year 11 for you) as a younger student (most year 10 students are born in 2000 in Australia) so would it be similar to repeating a year?
    Thank you again, you should probably get some sleep soon haha
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    (Original post by jaiapate)
    Hi Ethan, thanks heaps!
    Sorry to bother you AGAIN at 3am haha but I am currently in Year 10 (our school years are different so I believe this would be year 11 for you) as a younger student (most year 10 students are born in 2000 in Australia) so would it be similar to repeating a year?
    Thank you again, you should probably get some sleep soon haha
    Not a problem (quick TSR tip :yep: make sure to quote me so I see your reply!!)! I suppose it'd be a bit similar to repeating a year in Science and Maths, but we tend to teach subjects such as English, etc. with a focus on UK-related topics, think of it as expanding your knowledge — if you get in touch with some local secondary schools in your area (admissions departments will always be happy to advise!), they'll be able to give you loads of helpful information!

    If you do have any questions about school and GCSEs, don't hesitate to PM me! :yep: I probably should :lol: I've been up for ages as it is
 
 
 
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