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  • General Certificate of Secondary Education; a set of British qualifications taken by secondary school students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • n. A pass in the above exam.


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  • Music: - GCSE is short for General Certificate of Secondary Education and it's an academic qualification awarded in a specified subject, "generally taken in a number of subjects by students aged 14-16 in secondary education in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland," says the

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  • "I've been to countless schools over the last three years where headteachers have taken me to see a lesson in GCSE dance and said to me: 'Look at that class, it's not just that we have a great dance teacher in this school but the boost to aspiration and the belief and motivation of the students in this studio from this course will translate directly into their GCSE maths and English results as well."

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  • Apparently you get a B grade in GCSE Maths by getting 17% of the questions right.

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  • France - again French GCSE has dropped off the top ten most popular subjects for the - Photown News

  • A young teacher hanged herself days after being suspended amid claims she helped pupils cheat in French GCSE exams, an inquest heard.

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  • Our girls consistently do better in English GCSE; in maths and science there are no gender differences; results in other subjects are more volatile, so it's hard to draw any strong conclusions either way.

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  • Of corse you need a basic level of maths, and English, that’s why you have to get at least a C in GCSE in those subjects to get into university.

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  • Hi, i got pulled out of school at the start of my GCSE years because of an illness, school would only allow to do my 3 main GCSE’s i got

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  • Like Stephen, I couldn’t quite believe it when I read that children nowreceive marks in English GCSE for writing ‘F*** off’.

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  • Thirty per cent of early entrants achieved an A*, A or B in English GCSE, compared to 45% of end-of-course entrants.

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