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    Hello, I'm 16 and I moved from England to England in September 2017, and not knowing the British school system, the school where I go, has given me a review of gcse maths of foundation level, and I found that the maximum grade that you can reach in this exam is 5. In addition I followed the program that we do at school to be prepared for the exam and i think is simple because I have already done this type of topics in Italy, rather I think I can pass with a good grade the exam of gcse higher without many problems. So my question is, am I still in time to change the level of my gcse? Also you could also tell me additional information about the school system, such as the difference between Btec and A Level, Thanks.
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    Hello, I'm 16 and I moved from England to England in September 2017, and not knowing the British school system, the school where I go, has given me a review of gcse maths of foundation level, and I found that the maximum grade that you can reach in this exam is 5. In addition I followed the program that we do at school to be prepared for the exam and i think is simple because I have already done this type of topics in Italy, rather I think I can pass with a good grade the exam of gcse higher without many problems. So my question is, am I still in time to change the level of my gcse? Also you could also tell me additional information about the school system, such as the difference between Btec and A Level, Thanks.
    Exam entries will have already been done for summer 2018 GCSE exams. It will be up to your school to decide if they will change your entry to higher tier. Talk to your maths teacher or head of maths. Ask them if you can take a practice paper in exam conditions to prove you are more capable than foundation tier.

    A levels are the traditional academic qualifications taken by year 12/13 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and mostly assessed by examinations. Most people take 3 or some times 4 A level subjects. Level 3 BTEC are a more recent alternative qualification, they are often more practical or applied subjects and are assessed by a mixture or exams and coursework. A levels are probably the best option if you plan to go to university as they will open opportunity to the widest range of courses, but BTEC are acceptable alternative for some courses/universities. . If you intend to go into work or an apprenticeship at 18 then BTEC may offer the more relevant knowledge and skills.
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    Exam entries will have already been done for summer 2018 GCSE exams. It will be up to your school to decide if they will change your entry to higher tier. Talk to your maths teacher or head of maths. Ask them if you can take a practice paper in exam conditions to prove you are more capable than foundation tier.

    A levels are the traditional academic qualifications taken by year 12/13 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and mostly assessed by examinations. Most people take 3 or some times 4 A level subjects. Level 3 BTEC are a more recent alternative qualification, they are often more practical or applied subjects and are assessed by a mixture or exams and coursework. A levels are probably the best option if you plan to go to university as they will open opportunity to the widest range of courses, but BTEC are acceptable alternative for some courses/universities. . If you intend to go into work or an apprenticeship at 18 then BTEC may offer the more relevant knowledge and skills.
    Is it important for the good universities if you do gcse foundation level or higher level?
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    Is it important for the good universities if you do gcse foundation level or higher level?
    No.
    Most universities specify a pass in maths and English which means a grade 4 or higher.
    Some may specify a 5 or even more depending on what course you apply for and how important maths skills are for that course.
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    (Original post by CiaoCiao)
    Hello, I'm 16 and I moved from England to England in September 2017, and not knowing the British school system, the school where I go, has given me a review of gcse maths of foundation level, and I found that the maximum grade that you can reach in this exam is 5. In addition I followed the program that we do at school to be prepared for the exam and i think is simple because I have already done this type of topics in Italy, rather I think I can pass with a good grade the exam of gcse higher without many problems. So my question is, am I still in time to change the level of my gcse? Also you could also tell me additional information about the school system, such as the difference between Btec and A Level, Thanks.
    As I've been told by my school, they can change it whenever. Honestly, go speak to your teacher about it and they can decide for you based on a test result.
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    As I've been told by my school, they can change it whenever. Honestly, go speak to your teacher about it and they can decide for you based on a test result.
    Another thing, can you tell me what is FSMQ? Because in some paper that we do there is this acronym, and i don't know what is it.
 
 
 
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