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GCSE is the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is a set of exams taken in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and other British Territories. They are usually taken by students aged 15-16, after two years of study. GCSE has more than 40 subjects to choose. This GCSE is a specific education system. Students can choose what they want to further study and will be beneficial to their future careers. So, this GCSE is a fundamental step of their future careers.
GCSE takes two years. When students complete the course, they are going to take each subject test. After they pass the test, they can continue to A Level because A Level is required in England, Wales, Northern Ireland education system. Some universities also require GCSE history, too.
There are many GCSE subjects, which one should I select?
Students should consider their future plans about what kind of jobs they want to do in the future before they select each subject. However, they must study compulsory subjects from their colleges such as English, Maths, and Science. If students do not receive Grade C or above, they have to retake the course until their 18 years old. Some colleges may have more compulsory subjects.
Apart from those compulsory subjects, students can choose their interesting subjects but students should also select one of these subjects; Arts, Design and Technology, Humanities, and Modern Foreign Languages in order to increase their chances for higher education.
GCSE Grade system and How many subjects required in order to pass this test
GCSE has grade A* – G, which A* is the highest grade and G is the lowest grade. Students must receive at least Grade C in order to pass the test. Students do not pass Grade G will receive Grade U (Unclassified). More details about GCSE grade are as following:
Level 1 GCSE will cover grade C to G. This is a foundation tier.
Level 2 GCSE will cover grade A* to C. This is a higher tier.
Students who receive grade C and above will be considered “pass”. However, many colleges in the UK will let students take more than 5 subjects so the complete requirements may be different. Some colleges may require 10 subjects while some may require 12 subjects. When students pass GCSE, they can continue to higher level such as AS Level, A Levels.
From September 2017, there will be a new grading system from A* to G to level 9 to 1. 9 is the higher grade and 1 is the lowest grade. U grade is still considered for anyone whose score do not reach grade 1.
GCSE session and GCSE in Thailand
There are 2 sessions per year in summer (May – June) and Winter (November). There is no GCSE test center in Thailand as we use IGCSE instead.
The score will be announced 2 months after the test. The first session will receive the score around August and the second session will receive the score around January next year. The colleges will notify the score to their students and if students have any questions can request for more information.
GCSE VS IGCSE
GCSE may be a little bit more difficult than IGCSE in terms of its content and language.
How should I prepare myself for GCSE?
You need to develop your English skill first when you decide to take GCSE or IGCSE because it is a writing examination. You also need to focus on your academic knowledge and your writing skill. The more logical essay you write, the more score you may have. So, preparation is the most important. Preparation will increase your chance to pass the test. Students who still have no idea about the test, and need to improve their English skill, we, Chulatutor, are ready to be your consultant and we also have a suitable course for you. No VDO and all you can ask! You can design your own course whether starting from basic knowledge or focusing on test practices. We highlight on your weaknesses and straight to the point. Chulatutor is ready to be your assistant. Stop all your concerns and worries. Let’s walk together.
|Private GCSE course|
|Number of students||Hour|
|1 person||22,000 ฿||33,000 ฿||44,000 ฿|
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|33,000 ฿||49,500 ฿||66,000 ฿|
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|39,600 ฿||59,400 ฿||79,200 ฿|
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