What should I choose for my GCSE options?
What GCSE options are there?
- A modern foreign language.
- A humanity subject like History, Geography, or Religious Studies.
- An arts subject like Music, Drama, Art and Design or Media Studies.
- A technical subject such as Design and Technology, Food Technology or Computer Science.
What are the hardest GCSE options?
GCSE English Language. Coming in as the 10th hardest GCSE you can take, we have GCSE English Language.
What are the easiest options for GCSE?
- GCSE Business Studies. Up first on this list is GCSE Business Studies as the 10th easiest GCSE you can do.
- GCSE Catering. After GCSE Business Studies, we have GCSE Catering.
- GCSE Design and Technology.
- GCSE Geography.
- GCSE Music.
- GCSE Physical Education.
- GCSE Religious Studies.
- GCSE Film Studies.
What is the most popular GCSE option?
Geography, History, French, and Spanish all show clear up-ticks in popularity since its introduction. Computing/Information has also increased in popularity in recent years; however, this increase followed a decline in popularity.
What month do you take your GCSEs?
When do GCSE exams begin? The main exam period generally runs from around May the 14th to the 22nd of June in year 10 and 11.
What’s the easiest GCSE to pass?
The Easiest GCSE Subjects to Pass
- Modern foreign languages. With a pass rate of almost 90%, it’s clear that these are amongst the easiest to pass!
- English literature.
- Religious studies.
Is GCSE geography harder than history?
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority report said history GCSE was harder than geography, and chemistry was harder than physics and biology. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority compared a cluster of subjects with each other but did not produce an overall ranking of all secondary school exams.
What is the least chosen GCSE?
5 least popular GCSE subjects 2018
- Welsh (as a second language) – 15. Only 15 students were entered to sit the GCSE exam in Welsh as a second language in 2018.
- Manufacturing – 50.
- Other sciences – 2,525.
- General studies – 2,945.
- Classical subjects (non-EBacc) – 3,625.
Are GCSE results higher in 2020?
Key points Overall GCSE results are higher at grade 7 and above compared to 2020 (28.5% in 2021 compared with 25.9% in 2020, and 20.7% in 2019) and relatively stable at grade 4 and above compared to 2020 (76.9% in 2021 compared with 75.9% in 2020, and 67.1% in 2019).
When do you choose your subjects for GCSE?
In England, you will choose the subjects you want to study for GCSE in Year 9, but in some schools this might happen in Year 8, so even if you’re in Year 7 it’s not too early to start thinking about your options!
Why are GCSE choices important when it comes to University?
Keep one eye on your future when you’re weighing up your options. Looking ahead to university courses, it might be that the route you want to go down requires specific A-level or Highers entry requirements . Work back and you’ll realise how important your GCSE choices are.
What can you do in years 10 and 11 for GCSE?
A technical subject such as Design and Technology, Food Technology or Computer Science. All students have to do PE in years 10 and 11, but you can also take it as a GCSE option.
Can you study something if you dont take GCSE?
Can I still study something if I didn’t take it at GCSE? Yes, sometimes you can do an A-level without having studied it at GCSE – in the same way you don’t necessarily need to take a subject at A-level to study it at degree level.