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    Hello, I'm currently in year 11 and sitting the new 9-1 gcses. I've been told they are significantly harder and require a lot more work? How true is this? And how mud revision do you need for the new ones?
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    (Original post by annonomus)
    Hello, I'm currently in year 11 and sitting the new 9-1 gcses. I've been told they are significantly harder and require a lot more work? How true is this? And how mud revision do you need for the new ones?
    -they are harder, but this may result in grade boundaries being lower? i've heard that the maths grade 9 was 75% bc everyone did so bad (but don't hold me to it)

    -you should be able to do the same amount of revision, however there may be new topics involved
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    (Original post by annonomus)
    Hello, I'm currently in year 11 and sitting the new 9-1 gcses. I've been told they are significantly harder and require a lot more work? How true is this? And how mud revision do you need for the new ones?
    Hi there, I'm also in current Year 11. The best advice I can give you is to revise from now, it is what I am doing and I am finding that I am doing better in tests because the knowledge I have is there. Hope I have helped
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    i've done the new maths and eng lang and lit exams and they're not bad...tbh lol it's like they cut out all the crap and really question what you've revised. you'll be okay! just revise what you've learnt in class and do all the past paper questions. use ur revision guides!! don't worry about difficulty...they're pretty much the same??? just without all the bs questions anyone could get right
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    Imo from being in year 11 last year the new exams were actually quite a bit harder and required more work in terms of English lit and more skill in terms of maths (so more practice) than any of my other subjects. But yes as the person above said the grade boundaries were very low last year so remember the exams being more difficult should not have an impact on what grade you get at the end. English language didn't really seem much harder but maybe the older papers were much easier?
    However, English Literature was actually a joke in my school, we did barely any mocks or work in class (as last year they didn't need to because they got the texts in the exams) so make sure you revise early on for that (sure you've heard of Mr Bruff).
    The amount of work you need to do it up to you though- you need to do enough to know and apply the information, simple as that.
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    (Original post by mez_merising)
    -this may result in grade boundaries being lower?
    rip someone told me that they would make the grade boundaries higher for us this year than last (at least for the y10 trials in summer 2016-2017 vs our y11 real ones, summer 2018). But that was for our history gcse, unsure if it'll be the same for other subjects.

    Tbh, im leaning on higher grade boundaries too - at least for 7/8/9. Because the whole point of 9s in the first place was to seperate A* neeeeerrrrrrrdddddddsssssssss from the A* decent-people. Idk, im just kinda throwing wild guesses out there??but fairly certain that's what i heard way back when.



    Good luck guys, btw!!!!!! Hope u don't suffer (too much lol bc that's inevitable:/ rip)
 
 
 

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