General Certificate of Secondary Education

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General Certificate of Secondary Education

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(Education) See GCSE
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Noun1.General Certificate of Secondary Education - the basic level of a subject taken in school
England - a division of the United Kingdom
tier, grade, level - a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
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The 16-year-old was diagnosed with appendicitis during her GCSEs but carried on and sat her physics GCSE two days after having her appendix out and achieved an A*.
Lucia was taking GCSEs at the same time as her non-identical twin, Rosanna, who achieved two As, six Bs and four Cs, in addition to GCSEs she took early last year.
Despite the reforms to the way in which GCSEs are graded and assessed, staff say students have achieved some of the best GCSE results in the college's history.
Today Lucia picked up six A*s, one A and one B grade, including the A* for physics, to add to GCSEs she took early last year.
A total of 99 per cent of students recorded passes under the new nine-toone grading system, which has replaced the A*-to-G ratings for all GCSEs.
Tutor Houseis currently helping hundreds of teenagers prepare for their GCSEs, and has teamed up with its tutors to create a quiz based on recent exams, which start in May and can last until June depending on the subject.
Three-quarters of International GCSEs (IGCSEs) entries - which are widely regarded as less rigorous than new GCSEs - were from independent schools in 2018.
By 2020, all GCSEs in England will be graded using numbers instead of letters.
Headteacher Peter Agnew said: "Stricter rules governing the type of GCSEs which count towards measuring school performance have not dented the ambition and achievement of our students, who continue to thrive under the care and dedication of our excellent staff."
Some 75,085 GCSEs were re-graded on appeal in 2017, compared to 49,305 the previous year.
Knowsley was the poorest performing area in England, with barely a third (36.7%) gaining good GCSEs.