new gcses 2018 Watch

sbakers
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
i am entering year 11 this september and i am the "guinea pig" for the new gcses. does anyone know any new specs or information wewill need? (maths-edexcel, english-edexcel,science-aqa
0
reply
Loci Pi
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
I'm going into year 11 in September too. I have been using the new spec CGP revision guides for information that is new to the 9-1 spec. You can also view the new specification on the exam board's websites.

Good luck for year 11
1
reply
Notnek
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
(Original post by sbakers)
i am entering year 11 this september and i am the "guinea pig" for the new gcses. does anyone know any new specs or information wewill need? (maths-edexcel, english-edexcel,science-aqa
You're not really the guinea pigs anymore - that was last years Year 11
3
reply
megc24
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by Notnek)
You're not really the guinea pigs anymore - that was last years Year 11
Yeah we were the guinea pigs for English and maths 😂
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
Loci Pi
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
Year 11s 2017-18 are the first people doing the new exam specs in subjects other than maths and English, although I imagine it was worse for year 11s 2016-17 as there were no boundaries for a grade 4/5 pass yet.
0
reply
thekidwhogames
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by Notnek)
You're not really the guinea pigs anymore - that was last years Year 11
Year 11 were the guinea pigs for Maths/English however our year will be the first to sit all the other new specs e.g. science, computer, french, etc. In a sense we aren't as we will know what a 'new spec' looks like in terms of boundaries, etc.
0
reply
The RAR
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
English didn't change that much, the only thing different about English is that the exams were closed book now meaning you can't take your book in the exam hall and you also had to memorize ALL the poems, Maths however changed a lot, there is way more content than before and exams questions are now structured differently since now 50% of the paper are A-A* questions, you are not the guinea pigs for Maths and English but you are guinea pigs for other subjects I know it sucks and the grade boundaries will be higher as well next year! But what can I say, all I can say is have fun year 11s of 2018!
0
reply
Loci Pi
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#8
Report 1 year ago
#8
(Original post by The RAR)
English didn't change that much, the only thing different about English is that the exams were closed book now meaning you can't take your book in the exam hall and you also had to memorize ALL the poems, Maths however changed a lot, there is way more content than before and exams questions are now structured differently since now 50% of the paper are A-A* questions, you are not the guinea pigs for Maths English but you are guinea pigs for other subjects I know it sucks and the grade boundaries will be higher as well next year! But what can I say, all I can say is have fun year 11s of 2018!
Thanks lol
Good luck for results day if you are a year 11 of 2017.
0
reply
megc24
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 year ago
#9
(Original post by The RAR)
English didn't change that much, the only thing different about English is that the exams were closed book now meaning you can't take your book in the exam hall and you also had to memorize ALL the poems, Maths however changed a lot, there is way more content than before and exams questions are now structured differently since now 50% of the paper are A-A* questions, you are not the guinea pigs for Maths and English but you are guinea pigs for other subjects I know it sucks and the grade boundaries will be higher as well next year! But what can I say, all I can say is have fun year 11s of 2018!
Haha yeah have fun !!
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
megc24
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
(Original post by Loci Pi)
Year 11s 2017-18 are the first people doing the new exam specs in subjects other than maths and English, although I imagine it was worse for year 11s 2016-17 as there were no boundaries for a grade 4/5 pass yet.
I think 4s like a low pass and 5s a good one
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Birmingham City University
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 23 Mar '19
  • University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 23 Mar '19
  • Harper Adams University
    Animals and Veterinary Sciences Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 23 Mar '19

Where do you need more help?

Which Uni should I go to? (125)
17.83%
How successful will I become if I take my planned subjects? (72)
10.27%
How happy will I be if I take this career? (121)
17.26%
How do I achieve my dream Uni placement? (101)
14.41%
What should I study to achieve my dream career? (68)
9.7%
How can I be the best version of myself? (214)
30.53%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise