Should the 'Foundation' option in GCSEs be withdrawn, particularly for core subjects?

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    What do you think? I believe everyone should be encouraged to do the same paper as most people which is known as the 'Higher' one.

    Another question: Does a C on the Foundation Tier paper equate to that on the Higher one?
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    I wouldn't say they are getting a C grade without any effort as from what I have seen, especially in maths where it is easier to get a C in higher compared to foundation.

    They should definitely get rid of the foundation tier, though. Don't really see the purpose of it because then you just enforce a lower ceiling on something that is already seen as "easy" by so many students and the general public.
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    No idea why GCSEs would need a "Foundation" tier in the first place - if someone's going to get a C either way, scrap the "Core" option, force them to learn the additional material for Extended, and let them get a similar grade in the proper exam.
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    Yes only idiots do foundation
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    Hmm not sure. I remember in highschool i was in the lowest set for maths and our teacher entered our class for the higher paper. We asked her why she didn't put us in for the foundation paper and she told us it's actually easier to obtain a C in the higher paper than it is in the foundation.
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    Definitely. It's a joke how easy foundation papers are. The foundation maths papers for example are literally year 7 level maths.
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    (Original post by Jamie Vardy)
    What do you think? I believe everyone should be encouraged to do the same paper as most people which is known as the 'Higher' one.

    Another question: Does a C on the Foundation Tier paper equate to that on the Higher one?
    I think they should put foundation on higher tier, for lower C than a higher C would be equiv to higher tier. For example on new 1-9 like 4 a foundation tier pass, 5 a higher tier low pass, 6 a strong C/low B from higher tier.
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    Nope it should not be removed, but should be increased to atleast a B.
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    (Original post by Prussia)
    Yes only idiots do foundation
    You tell em
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    (Original post by Prussia)
    Yes only idiots do foundation
    The word is not "idiot" it is not being mentally challenged enough to do i
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    (Original post by Prussia)
    Retards!
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    I am the retard. Yet, I am in higher for everything, you're the one that is probably doing a btec level health and social care course.
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    (Original post by Jamie Vardy)
    What do you think? I believe everyone should be encouraged to do the same paper as most people which is known as the 'Higher' one.

    Another question: Does a C on the Foundation Tier paper equate to that on the Higher one?
    I was forced to do foundation tier in one core subject despite several complaints and despite having proven myself capable of achieveing Cs in a foundation tier exam so certainly should be scrapped imo.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    I was forced to do foundation tier in one core subject despite several complaints and despite having proven myself capable of achieveing Cs in a foundation tier exam so certainly should be scrapped imo.
    Lol what a loser! Hope I helped!
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    (Original post by Lalarw)
    I am the retard. Yet, I am in higher for everything, you're the one that is probably doing a btec level health and social care course.
    I have almost all A*s! Rot in your Cs 😊!!!
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    (Original post by Prussia)
    I have almost all A*s! Rot in your Cs 😊!!!
    I have B/A'S, don't need to be big headed about it PRUSSIA. Are you sure they aren't Btec distinctions that are the same as A*. I believe you are mistaken good sir.
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    I think that though some find it more difficult to get a decent score on a test than others (as the subject may come naturally to them), I think there should be a one-tier paper that goes across all grades so that people can aspire for different grades (whether that be a C or an A*).

    In answer to your second question, the two C's don't equate if you're talking about marks as you need to score higher to get a C in foundation than a C in higher (since Higher tier goes all the way up to an A*).
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    (Original post by Lalarw)
    I have B/A'S, don't need to be big headed about it PRUSSIA. Are you sure they aren't Btec distinctions that are the same as A*. I believe you are mistaken good sir.
    I'm sure! You in ten years:
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    (Original post by Prussia)
    Lol what a loser! Hope I helped!
    **** off loser stop stalking me.
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    (Original post by prussia)
    i'm sure! You in ten years:
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    hahhaha don't. Make. Assumptions. Love.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    **** off loser stop stalking me.
    Drown in your Cs!!! Have a nice day!
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