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    I recently did my speaking and listening exam (I'm in year 10 ) and unluckily I was one of the ones who go selected to be recorded and sent to AQA. I got a distinction and was wondering does it actually matter, I could've gotten a fail and nobody would care. It's not like future universities look at this separate grade right?It's just really annoying I tried so hard not to mess up in the exam and prepare only to find out it's an irrelevant grade. I should have revised for other more important things!
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    (Original post by stfuhfdr)
    I recently did my speaking and listening exam (I'm in year 10 ) and unluckily I was one of the ones who go selected to be recorded and sent to AQA. I got a distinction and was wondering does it actually matter, I could've gotten a fail and nobody would care. It's not like future universities look at this separate grade right?It's just really annoying I tried so hard not to mess up in the exam and prepare only to find out it's an irrelevant grade. I should have revised for other more important things!
    It's probably the most useless compulsory GCSE you will ever take.

    You don't need a certificate, or a grade, to show that you can speak articulately. Heck, I got a merit in mine - I know I can speak articulately but I didn't get the distinction because I couldn't be asked to memorize my speech off-head. Does that mean that if I had bothered to memorize my speech the day before I would be heralded as super well-versed in the English Language, and does it show that I can speak like Martin Luther King? Nope. I honestly doubt universities would bat an eye at "GCSE Speaking and Listening".
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    (Original post by Gabzinc)
    It's probably the most useless compulsory GCSE you will ever take.

    You don't need a certificate, or a grade, to show that you can speak articulately. Heck, I got a merit in mine - I know I can speak articulately but I didn't get the distinction because I couldn't be asked to memorize my speech off-head. Does that mean that if I had bothered to memorize my speech the day before I would be heralded as super well-versed in the English Language, and does it show that I can speak like Martin Luther King? Nope. I honestly doubt universities would bat an eye at "GCSE Speaking and Listening".
    Why not scrap it completely it's really irritating for schools to force people like myself with social anxiety to do these kinds of things.. whatever i got it over and done with anyways :/
 
 
 
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