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    I'm inquiring as to whether a non-native student would be eligible to sit an exam before the age of sixteen. I'm currently in Year Nine in secondary school, and am performing well above the national average - in fact, I have completed several GCSE papers in all sectors of the language assessment (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and have gained marks close to 100%.
    I'm conscious of the fact that my teachers consider me able to perform at a higher level, but I am in the dark as to whether it is legally acceptable for a non-native student to take an early language exam (from a state school).

    Any advice?
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    (Original post by gnewton12)
    I'm inquiring as to whether a non-native student would be eligible to sit an exam before the age of sixteen. I'm currently in Year Nine in secondary school, and am performing well above the national average - in fact, I have completed several GCSE papers in all sectors of the language assessment (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and have gained marks close to 100%.
    I'm conscious of the fact that my teachers consider me able to perform at a higher level, but I am in the dark as to whether it is legally acceptable for a non-native student to take an early language exam (from a state school).

    Any advice?
    Ask your teachers and exam officer. Im not aware of any min age, so sit it if they agree its appropriate.
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    There are no age limitations on taking GCSEs - 5 year olds have taken them. Your school may have a slightly different point of view as when you take stuff affects whether or not they can count it for league tables but your taking GCSE Spanish in Year 9 would count so they may well let you do it -ask. However, you'd bet much better off getting a 9 in Year 11 than a 7 in Year 9 so don't rush into it.
 
 
 
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