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GCSE Changes To Be Unveiled

Tuesday June 11 2013

GCSEs set to be changed GCSEs set to be changed

CHANGES to GCSE examinations will be unveiled later today.

The current grading system with A* to G grade passes, will be abolished and replaced with numerical points ranging from 1 to 8.

A 6,7 or 8 point pass will be the equivalent of today's A* or A grade.

From 2015, the new-look GCSEs will move from coursework and continuous assessment to exams at the end of two years.

Here's a list of what to expect in today's unveil:

- Grading by numbers 8-1 rather than by the current letters A* to G

- No more modular courses, instead full exams taken at the end of two years

- Controlled assessments (coursework done under exam conditions) will be scrapped

- Exams to be based on a more stretching, essay-based system

- Pass mark to be pushed higher

What do you think to the proposed changes? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by lilly on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 14:03
i think it would be sad to go back to exams as they were when i was in school in the 70s.i was what would now be classed as an high achiever and was easily capable of passing o level exams at grade 1 plus,but as soon as i stepped into the exam hall i had a total mental block, i was physically sick,and totally went to bits,i acctually failed my exams and not because i wasn't inteligent enough to pass them but like many kids was unable to cope with the mental pressure of knowing it was a one chance only exam,if course work had been taken onto account i would have passed my exams

Reply Posted by Eric on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 19:20
You can be 100% sure that an exam script is the work of the student.

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