The GCSE: Step-by-Step revision and learning programme help students in Secondary Schools in year seven upwards learn and prepare for their GCSE 9-1 exams.
This video was published by Ofqual. Ofqual is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England.
Generally, if you know the answer to a question, it can be relatively easy to write an explanation either by writing a few sentences, drawing a diagram or by producing an example. But, when we are asked to write an essay, that is an entirely different experience as our minds can immediately go blank and the harder we look for ideas, the more elusive they become which results in waves of panic and blank pages.
The amount of choice of secondary school you will enjoy is somewhat limited. It depends where you live and the nature of the schools in your local area. If any of the schools are over-subscribed in your area, then it is likely that your child will be allocated to the school dictated by your postcode.
So, you get to the end of year 9 and as well as everything else that is going on in your life, you have to make choices concerning what subjects you will be studying for the next two years, which may have an impact on what you may study later at Advanced level and beyond at college or university. The decision may weigh very heavy on you.
As a student sitting your GCSEs, you may be wondering why there are different exam boards across your subjects. For some schools- even within the same subject- you might find that someone in a different class is with a different exam board to you! This can be confusing, maybe even worrying. You might wonder if there’s a secret reason why your teacher has signed you up for a certain one! Here, we look at some of the reasons exams boards differ- and how this applies to you.