All About It Gcse Coursework

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The mid-1960s saw the introduction of the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) as a qualification available to all, with its grade 1 equivalent to grades C and above at O Level, and its grade 4 pitched as the "average" attainment for the age group.However, throughout its life, the CSE qualification was seen as inferior to O Level.

The mid-1960s saw the introduction of the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) as a qualification available to all, with its grade 1 equivalent to grades C and above at O Level, and its grade 4 pitched as the "average" attainment for the age group.However, throughout its life, the CSE qualification was seen as inferior to O Level.

GCSE provides a uniform framework for assessment, with all candidates in all subjects graded from A* to G (with U being the result given to those whose papers are "ungraded").

Scotland has a different system altogether, with examinations called Standard grades, Higher grades and Advanced Higher grades, which are taken at different ages.

The awarding bodies decide on a "Common Timetable" each year, so as to co-ordinate the scheduling of examinations.

The Common Timetable usually runs from late May to late June each year.

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education.

GCSE examinations are taken by most pupils at the end of compulsory school education (year 11)in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The acceptable level of coursework in courses was capped by the School Examinations and Assessment Council (a predecessor of the QCA) in 1991.Growing concern about the relevance of academic studies and a lack of technical skills in young people led in 2002 to the introduction of Vocational GCSEs.Pupils expected to achieve grades A to D take the higher tier and can achieve any grade; pupils taking the foundation tier can only achieve grade C or below.Most subjects have these two tiers, but some (art, music, physical education and history) have none, while mathematics has three.There was, however, a decline in the number of pupils taking core subjects such as geography and history and modern languages, and a marked rise in the number of non-academic/vocational qualifications being taken, particularly by pupils from the poorest backgrounds or those attending schools in disadvantaged areas.Consequently, the new Coalition government introduced the English Baccalaureate as a "performance measure" in the 2010 performance tables published in January 2011.Arrangements for resits are made individually by each body.Background GCSEs were introduced in 1986, replacing the previous O Level and CSE systems by merging them together.Grades A to C are Level 2 (intermediate) qualifications, while grades D to G are Level 1 (foundation) qualifications.Depending on their expected grades, pupils in certain subjects will be entered for the "higher" or the "foundation" tier GCSE exams.

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