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GCSEs in England and UK | Best Boarding Schools

GCSEs in England and UK

GCSEs stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education, provided and approved by most of boarding schools in the UK. In secondary boarding schools in England, GCSEs courses are taken in a number of different subjects. Most of the times, study of chosen subjects begins with a start of Year 10 (children are then at the age of 14-15). Some subjects start earlier, for example Maths, English and Science, because these courses simply need more time than just two years to be taught. Final examinations are taken at the end of Year 11 when students are 15-16 years old. In UK, GCSEs are one of the most important qualifications which confirm students knowledge. England boarding schools put a lot of emphasis on the aspect of preparation for the GCSEs qualification. When it comes to the evaluation system in England, at the end of the two-year GCSEs course, candidates receive a grade for each subject which they have decided to study. In the UK, the grades, from highest to lowest, are as follows: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Grade U (refers to ungraded or unclassified) signifies that a student did not achieve nothing which is worth to award him/her with GCSEs. What is more, GCSEs in England, UK are part of National Qualifications Framework which was a former credit transfer introduced for students’ qualifications’ evaluation and replaces in 2010 with the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The other parts of grading system in GCSEs in England, include so called controlled assignments and students performance during examination. Students from the UK boarding schools, most of the times, achieve really impressive results in their GCSEs which allows them to continue their studies at the best educational institutions.

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