It was LOT HARDER. GCSEs I've only done the 9-1 and they are almost as hard as O levels ( I sat English language in 2017 and maths in 2018). As for English language it was a lot easier because it was more like English literature, and you just needed to know very basic stuff.
The new-style GCSE exams in England are the most difficult since the end of O-levels in the 1980s, according to an independent school leader. The first results of revised GCSEs in English and maths will be published this week, with a grading system using numbers from 9 to 1.
Because a larger majority of people are achieving better grades than the previous years, hence why the difficulty rises usually. Exams are supposed to be challenging: you are supposed to work hard in order for it to be easy. You'll be fine as long as you revise early and start developing good study habits.
The hardest GCSE to pass is Double Science with 58.1 percent of students getting a four or lower in 2021. Just 1.5 percent of students received a nine in Double Science.
The short answer is that GCSE qualifications do not expire – neither do any other qualifications such as A-Levels and degrees. There is also no expiration date on your GCSE certificates meaning that the proof of qualification lasts forever too.
Exam boards generally keep a record of GCSE results going a long time back – practically forever – so it is even possible to trace the results of people who sat their exams decades ago. Due to this, employers can check your GCSE results long after you have sat them.
The only way that you will be able to come across this information is by contacting the school which you sat your GCSEs at. In order to get the information that you need, you should tell your school which year you left, as well as which subjects you took.
Getting a 9 in GCSE Maths is a higher grade than an A* was, as it is meant to differentiate the very top achieving pupils. In 2020 Grade 9s made up 6.6% of all results in England across all GCSE subjects – slightly higher than the previous year, but still quite a small percentage.
Grade 7 is the equivalent of a grade A. Grade 6 is the equivalent of just above a grade B. Grade 5 is the equivalent of in between grades B and C. Grade 4 is the equivalent of a grade C.
Pupils' GCSE and A-level exams will be graded more generously than in pre-pandemic years - to make up for the disruption Covid has had on learning. National exams are going ahead this year across the UK, for the first time since the pandemic began.
The thing is this: by definition there are only a limited number of places on the bell-curve that can be called 'Good GCSEs'. You've decided to give a pejorative label (implicitly 'Bad GCSEs') to about 50% of all grades.
Generally speaking, academically the UK secondary model is probably more stretching than the US one, (although of course you have to choose the right subjects...), and lots of UK students studying in the US have spoken about how the first year (sometimes two years) of their university education really wasn't much ...
There are O level exam papers for sale in the bookshops "for entertainment purposes", and in most cases they're tougher than modern A levels. I accept O levels were a lot harder than GCSE's.
In the United Kingdom, the O Level qualifications were replaced in 1988 with the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
In essence, a grade 4 or 5 would be considered “good” because the government has outlined the passing grade to be a 4 – a 4 is a standard pass and a grade 5 is considered a strong pass. Therefore, anything above this standard would technically be deemed good.
Grade 6 indicates a good level of achievement and will help support progression into higher education and future employment.
When taking GCSEs there is a huge mix of subjects, skills, and knowledge. This can be incredibly difficult to manage. Students struggle to balance enough time to be able to do everything they used to do on a day-to-day basis, as well as including revision.
You should revise for around 1-2 hours every day in the months leading up to your GCSEs. Starting around the 10th of March and keeping up that schedule will give you enough time to sort yourself out for GCSEs.
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority report said history GCSE was harder than geography, and chemistry was harder than physics and biology.
GCSEs. GCSEs will be taken in to account when we consider your application but they are just one aspect that we look at. GCSE results will be considered alongside your personal statement, academic reference, predicted grades and performance in any written work or written test required for your course.
In short, the answer to this question is yes, employers can (and probably will) check your GCSE results, especially if they suspect that you have lied about them to apply for a position with them.
GCSE would be rather an academic qualification. More so, if they want to see your GCSEs or A levels they usually say so expressly. In any case, it would be a good idea to request some GCSE certificate copies because they ask for them in some jobs.
Even though you cannot get an actual replacement of your certificates, you will be able to purchase an alternative proof of exam grades, which will be sufficient for employers, and further education institutions. You can also request a letter to be sent to an employer or university as a form of proof of results.
results using the following weblink: https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-cert... provided is helpful. https://www.education.gov.uk/contactus and quote your reference number.