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    im taking the new gcse but am not really sure about it exacly pls help in anyway
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    Im taking the new one too, unfortunately They will be a lot harder! The grades are given from 9 to 1 instead of A* to G. There won't be any coursework which made up most of your GCSE grade, now all of your GCSE will be based on the exams you take.
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    (Original post by harleyquinnn)
    im taking the new gcse but am not really sure about it exacly pls help in anyway
    The new gcse in what subjects? When are your exams?
    What do you need to know?
    You go to lessons, get taught some stuff, revise what you learn, take some exams and get some results.
    Not really that different to the old GCSE.

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    (Original post by MartynaJP6)
    Im taking the new one too, unfortunately They will be a lot harder! The grades are given from 9 to 1 instead of A* to G. There won't be any coursework which made up most of your GCSE grade, now all of your GCSE will be based on the exams you take.
    omg im so worried its so unfair
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    The Government and the Exam Board love to mess around.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    The new gcse in what subjects? When are your exams?
    What do you need to know?


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    in every subject it starts next year
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    The Government and the Exam Board love to mess around.
    So true. I understand they are trying to keep their standards high, but why not make smaller changes to exams instead of introducing a whole new system? Kind of unfair to me that other people worked less and got A* but we will have to work our butts off to even pass!! Ridiculous.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    The new gcse in what subjects? When are your exams?
    What do you need to know?
    You go to lessons, get taught some stuff, revise what you learn, take some exams and get some results.
    Not really that different to the old GCSE.

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    yo calm down its not a cat fight
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    The Government and the Exam Board love to mess around.
    ikr btw love ur profile pic
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    The new gcse in what subjects? When are your exams?
    What do you need to know?
    You go to lessons, get taught some stuff, revise what you learn, take some exams and get some results.
    Not really that different to the old GCSE.

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    It is very different apparently. I'm worried because I won't be able to use past papers so I have no idea what examiners are looking for. They are all trying to up the UK's standards so that we are equal with Korea and Switzerland as A* were way too easy to get.
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    (Original post by MartynaJP6)
    It is very different apparently. I'm worried because I won't be able to use past papers so I have no idea what examiners are looking for. They are all trying to up the UK's standards so that we are equal with Korea and Switzerland as A* were way too easy to get.
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    (Original post by MartynaJP6)
    Im taking the new one too, unfortunately They will be a lot harder! The grades are given from 9 to 1 instead of A* to G. There won't be any coursework which made up most of your GCSE grade, now all of your GCSE will be based on the exams you take.


    Does 1 = A* or...?
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    (Original post by kelseymansum)
    Does 1 = A* or...?
    Apparently we shouldn't compare the old grades to new completely, but 9 is the highest and is the equivalent of an A** I guess. A good pass is considered a 5. If you get an 8 or a 7 and your results are in the top 20% of all those who took the subject, you will be awarded a 9. Its going to be difficult, possibly only 5 students per subject will get a 9.
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    (Original post by harleyquinnn)
    ikr btw love ur profile pic
    Thank you, it's to enhance the b****yness haha, and I like yours too.
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    (Original post by MartynaJP6)
    Apparently we shouldn't compare the old grades to new completely, but 9 is the highest and is the equivalent of an A** I guess. A good pass is considered a 5. If you get an 8 or a 7 and your results are in the top 20% of all those who took the subject, you will be awarded a 9. Its going to be difficult, possibly only 5 students per subject will get a 9.
    as in 5 students in your school or 5 students out of everyone doing the gcse?!
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    (Original post by wydyoongi)
    as in 5 students in your school or 5 students out of everyone doing the gcse?!
    I only used five as a rough number but say 100 students took History, and 40 students got a 7 or an 8. 20% of all those students would get a 9, and as 20% of 40 is 8, only 8 students would get a 9 in History. Its 20% of all those who took the subject. So as you can imagine, because English, Maths etc. are compulsory, it will be very competitive. Its more about luck when getting the 9, you just have to be lucky enough to be in the top 20%.
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    I think a 9 is for the top 4% of people

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    (Original post by MartynaJP6)
    I only used five as a rough number but say 100 students took History, and 40 students got a 7 or an 8. 20% of all those students would get a 9, and as 20% of 40 is 8, only 8 students would get a 9 in History. Its 20% of all those who took the subject. So as you can imagine, because English, Maths etc. are compulsory, it will be very competitive. Its more about luck when getting the 9, you just have to be lucky enough to be in the top 20%.
    ... and IGCSE is not changing, so those students will get A*, no matter low or high but is still A*, while with 7,8,9 is different. No fair!
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    I know right! It's so unfair that the changes happened to be made when we're starting our GCSE's However the current Year 11s are doing the new English and Maths GCSE's so at least we'll have past papers for those.
 
 
 
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