What is GCSE?

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

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The set of exams usually taken by students aged 15–16, after two years of study in EnglandWalesNorthern Ireland, and other British territories is called the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

All pupils sit exams at the end of their two-year courses to gain admissions in courses and jobs

Core subjects: English, Maths, and Science supplemented by their own choice of optional subjects.

The English Language is compulsory in all schools, and so is English Literature in the majority of schools, but there are exceptions too.

Science may be split into three separate topics (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) or two combined Science GCSEs.

Other GCSE subjects: 45 ranging from Art, History, Geography, and Sciences to more specialized subjects such as Ancient History, Latin and Engineering.

GCSE options:

You will have the option to choose:

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  • A modern foreign language:

French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian.

Some schools require you to take a modern foreign language, so check with your teachers whether these are part of your options or compulsory.

  • Humanity subjects

History, Geography, or Religious Studies.

  • Arts subjects

Music, Drama, Art, and Design or Media Studies.

  • Technical subjects

Design and Technology, Food Technology or Computer Science.

  • PE

All students have to do PE in years 10 and 11, but you can also take it as a GCSE option.

Take your teacher’s help about taking subjects depending upon your interest and what is being taught

 

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