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    Hi, so I'm quite young and haven't yet chose what I wanna do for GCSE, but have a vague idea. Maths, English lang+ lit, triple science, German, history, drama and something else that's quite weak like media studies or sociology. I'm planning on completing DofE, working towards a guitar grade 4 by year eleven. I also wanna work part time when I'm fourteen. That's reasonable in my opinion, but I see people on here doing about 20+ GCSEs and I wonder why? It seems kinda pointless if you ask me. If you're doing 10+ or 12+ GCSEs can you please reply with what you're doing and where you hope it'll get you? Thanks.
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    (Original post by JayaSudhakarx)
    Hi, so I'm quite young and haven't yet chose what I wanna do for GCSE, but have a vague idea. Maths, English lang+ lit, triple science, German, history, drama and something else that's quite weak like media studies or sociology. I'm planning on completing DofE, working towards a guitar grade 4 by year eleven. I also wanna work part time when I'm fourteen. That's reasonable in my opinion, but I see people on here doing about 20+ GCSEs and I wonder why? It seems kinda pointless if you ask me. If you're doing 10+ or 12+ GCSEs can you please reply with what you're doing and where you hope it'll get you? Thanks.
    I don't think I've seen anyone with more than 20...I have 12 full GCSEs, one GCSE equivalent, 2 short course GCSEs and a FSMQ and that's the most I've seen. That was all done in timetabled lessons but weren't all done in year 11, which was just how my school worked.
    Any more than 12 is entirely pointless unless you're still getting the A*s/9s in them which most people wouldn't be. Your 10 will be plenty for anything so I wouldn't worry about what everyone else is doing, just concentrate on yourself
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    Very few people do more than 12, even on here.

    It frankly won't matter.
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    I left school (late 90's) with 16 gcses but I didn't take 16 courses. I received 3c's for English and 2 for science.
    so don't worry about it.
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    (Original post by JayaSudhakarx)
    That's reasonable in my opinion, but I see people on here doing about 20+ GCSEs and I wonder why? It seems kinda pointless if you ask me. If you're doing 10+ or 12+ GCSEs can you please reply with what you're doing and where you hope it'll get you? Thanks.
    Who exactly? Nobody is doing 20+ GCSEs. 10+ isn't even that odd. Everyone has the core GCSEs (Maths, English, Science). That usually equates to at least 4 since English Lit and English Lang are separate. Some students also get to take Maths and Statistics so that bumps it up to 5 core GCSEs. Then if nothing has changed since I was at school, you have a number of options to take. I was able to take 5 main options with a few additional tick box options. That easily bumps it up to 10 GCSEs or the equivalent. That's not even going out of my way to take any extra subjects really and numerically works out similar to what you listed.

    This is pretty much the standard, students aren't regularly taking 20+ or expecting it to get them anywhere.
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    I don't know anyone who has done more than 11 subjects for GCSE
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    Never heard of people taking more than about 15-16. I took 11.
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    (Original post by JayaSudhakarx)
    Hi, so I'm quite young and haven't yet chose what I wanna do for GCSE, but have a vague idea. Maths, English lang+ lit, triple science, German, history, drama and something else that's quite weak like media studies or sociology. I'm planning on completing DofE, working towards a guitar grade 4 by year eleven. I also wanna work part time when I'm fourteen. That's reasonable in my opinion, but I see people on here doing about 20+ GCSEs and I wonder why? It seems kinda pointless if you ask me. If you're doing 10+ or 12+ GCSEs can you please reply with what you're doing and where you hope it'll get you? Thanks.
    Because schools make it sound as though the world will end for you if you don't have 9000+ qualifications as high as they'll go.
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    (Original post by JayaSudhakarx)
    Hi, so I'm quite young and haven't yet chose what I wanna do for GCSE, but have a vague idea. Maths, English lang+ lit, triple science, German, history, drama and something else that's quite weak like media studies or sociology. I'm planning on completing DofE, working towards a guitar grade 4 by year eleven. I also wanna work part time when I'm fourteen. That's reasonable in my opinion, but I see people on here doing about 20+ GCSEs and I wonder why? It seems kinda pointless if you ask me. If you're doing 10+ or 12+ GCSEs can you please reply with what you're doing and where you hope it'll get you? Thanks.
    Some people keep going and want to keep their options open. The more you have the better and if they feel they can cope with it all then let them. It's their choice
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    im sure the standard for english schools was 10/11? who are you looking at that does 20 gcses lmao
 
 
 

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