The GCSE options
Feb13

The GCSE options

The time has come for my younger son to take his GCSE options. Since my eldest did his options three years ago, a lot has changed. When my eldest did his GCSEs, only maths and English were on the new 9 to 1 gradings. By the time my younger son takes his exams in two and a bit years, it will be the third year with all subjects graded 9 to 1. At my son’s school, there are six core subjects which everyone has to do, which is...

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GCSE options
Feb10

GCSE options

I find it incredible that the time has come for my son to choose his GCSEs. It doesn’t seem long since he was starting secondary school, but we’re halfway through year 9 now and it’s decision time. I wasn’t sure what options even entailed in this day and age. I knew they would have to take some core subjects, but I didn’t know how much choice there would be beyond that. My husband summed it up with the...

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