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nicolevalerie
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As the title says, I recently moved here in UK (South England) last month from Philippines and will be starting my GCSEs this September. I’ll be in Year 11 (my birth date is 16 sep 03, im 15) and I have a few things to ask about the curriculum/the educational system of UK

• do you guys think that its worth it for me to start year 11 without taking year 10 first and not learning the topics that was covered in y10?
(idk if the council will let me tho, as im 15 already)

• did you guys cover all y10 topics in y11 (like revised it or not)?

anyway, tysm in adv if you replied! would be a great help x
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Hi,
Welcome to the UK!
I would definitely recommend taking Y10 before year 11, since there is just so much to learn. Especially because of this, we don't end up covering everything from year 10 in year 11, due to simply a lack of time. Starting in year 11 would be an incredibly huge amount of work...
In theory they should let you start in Y10 even though you're 15, I have a girl in my class who is a year older than the rest of us because she moved from Australia recently and wasn't at the same stage as we were, so they just put her in the right year for what she had learned. She has no problems and said she's happy she went into the year below her age, as it gave her a chance to catch up with the rest of us and really learn the content.
Good luck with what you end up doing x
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(Original post by nicolevalerie)
As the title says, I recently moved here in UK (South England) last month from Philippines and will be starting my GCSEs this September. I’ll be in Year 11 (my birth date is 16 sep 03, im 15) and I have a few things to ask about the curriculum/the educational system of UK

• do you guys think that its worth it for me to start year 11 without taking year 10 first and not learning the topics that was covered in y10?
(idk if the council will let me tho, as im 15 already)

• did you guys cover all y10 topics in y11 (like revised it or not)?

anyway, tysm in adv if you replied! would be a great help x
would definitely recommend doing yr10
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age shouldn't be a problem, at my school there were lots of people who were held back a year for whatever personal reason. yr 10 is one of the most important year bc they teach half of the curriculum.
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I agree with all the other posters. Half of GCSE content is taught in year 10, so I would definitely recommend starting in year 10 if they let you. But if they don't let you don't worry too much, it'll be tricky but definitely not impossible if you start in year 11.
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