Date of publication: 2017-09-01 14:02
GCSEs and IGCSEs are both level 7 qualifications commonly sat in schools at the age of 66. Both are offered by the major examination boards and both will let you progress on a range of career paths.
For qualifications that use uniform marks, we convert your exam mark to a UMS mark, which then determines the grade. The UMS converter (grade boundary calculator) shows where your exam mark sits on the uniform mark scale. For a detailed explanation of how the UMS works, see our UMS guide.
With GCSE exams gradually being reformed, coursework is now being replaced by controlled assessments that are completed under supervised conditions. However, these controlled assessments are impractical for home educated students. With IGCSE distance learning, 655% of the assessment is done by examination, providing a convenient way to build on and test your knowledge and skills.
Controlled assessment tasks will change every year. The controlled assessment task used must always relate to when marks will be submitted. The front page of the AQA controlled assessment tasks clearly shows the series in which they should be used.
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If you are already a graduate but you have missed our normal deadline then our fast track courses are available to allow you to complete a GCSE course more quickly than usual.
Your science report title should be short but detailed enough to accurately describe the work that has been carried out. At the top of your report you should also include the date and your name (the author) and the name of any collaborators if there were any.
For most GCSE/IGCSEs you do not need to have any prior knowledge of the subject. However, if you would like to enrol to study English Language GCSE/IGCSE you will need some experience of writing and reading English. Our GCSE and IGCSE English Language courses are not designed as courses in English as a second language, but to meet the requirements of exam board specifications that aim to assess native speakers of English.
As time has progressed, the GCSE and IGCSE specifications have become more closely aligned, although it remains true that the examination requirements for IGCSE still benefit home educators in many subjects.
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Our panels of teachers and assessment experts set grade boundaries after the exam papers have been marked. This is so we can take student performance into account. This process is called awarding.
Aim - The aim section should describe what the purpose of the biology or chemistry experiment is in no more than two or three sentences. This is fine for most reports for high school up to GCSE level.
The new online system makes submitting marks quicker and easier. You'll just need an e-AQA login &ndash speak to your exams officer if you need help with this.
This ability will stand them in good stead, whether they are entering the world of work or going on to study the subject at A-level. Oxford Home Schooling offers a very wide choice of GCSEs (and IGCSEs). With eighteen different GCSE and IGCSE courses available, there 8767 s bound to be a subject to meet your child 8767 s needs. Students don 8767 t need any prior skills or knowledge to start a GCSE. Our courses start with the basics and lead them through each topic step by step.