What GCSE can you take?
These are known as core GCSE subjects and include:
- English Language.
- English Literature.
- Welsh (if you live in Wales)
- Sciences (either single, double or triple science)
How many GCSEs can you take?
The vast majority of students will study 9 GCSEs. They will be awarded five GCSEs in the core subjects – English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science (2 GCSEs)- and they will then supplement that with the 4 GCSEs they will be awarded in their 4 option subjects.
Can you do your GCSEs in year 9?
Around half of schools start teaching GCSE content when pupils are still in year 9, while some teach the courses to pupils as young as 11, a major new survey of teachers suggests.
What is Year 9 in the UK?
United Kingdom In England and Wales, Year Nine is the ninth year after Reception. It is the ninth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 13 before 1 September in any given academic year. Pupils usually either choose or start their options for their GCSE qualifications in Year 9.
Do you need 4 A levels for Cambridge?
Four A-levels is not a requirement for entry to Cambridge, says Adam Patel, a fourth-year languages student at Cambridge University who took four A-levels. “I chose to do maths as my fourth A-level, mainly because I found that it didn’t require much revision outside of the classroom.
Is doing 4 A Levels hard?
Having said this, holding a job with 4 A-Levels is not impossible. It is hard, but it can be done with the right amount of focus and perseverance. You need to be able to keep up with all the work issued to you, and also with everything you learn! It’s all well and good doing the work, but you need to remember it too.
Is doing 5 A levels too much?
5 would be 20 – 25. It is generally accepted that most students (even the best and brightest) would struggle to do 4 with all the extra work required and it is expected that many would drop one or more of them in the second year. No UK college would let you do 5 because the work would be far too much.
Does doing 4 A levels give you an advantage?
One of the main advantages of taking four subjects is the flexibility that this affords students. There are big differences between subject specifications at GCSE and A level, so students who have very much enjoyed a subject at GCSE might not continue to feel this level of passion for it at A level.