BOAC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
I know you are jesting about the exams being to easy, however I would like to say that I would not want to do them again. I only did 5 subjects at O grade (Scotland) 25 years ago not the 8, 9 or 10 subjects the students do today.
I also did a GCSE in Modern History 10 years ago for fun and the work that has to be put in is substantial.
So well done to both Monarch and Shamrock_747 and everyone else who has received their results today and to those who think the exams are to easy - wind your neck in!! - dont spoil these guys elation.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
Well done chaps! Brings back memories (10 years ago)! To be honest I actually found A Levels easier than GCSE's despite the hype, because with A levels I studied the 4 subjects I was best at (NO MORE PHYSICS!!!)
COngrats, and enjoy the rest of the holiday. I remember when I got my results afterwards we went to Glastonbury Festival and ceremonially burned all of our text books
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
I'm in my last year at secondary school, taking my GCSEs in May/June next year. If I do well in English and Maths I'll be happy, I've been predicted a minimum C in both. I'm also taking Spanish, Electronics, Geography and History.
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
We take RE early at my school, and I got an A*
I'm half Spanish, and got an A in my AS (cos you can't get A*!)
Got the big lot of them next year.
The exams, by the way, are NOT easier. Every year, the same %age of the population is awarded the same grade, eg, 35% may get Cs, to account for the exam one year being easier or harder, to not allow this to have an effect. Even if they WERE easier, the same number of top/average/bottom grades are awarded. Hope this makes sense!