GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. They are a set of exams, taken by students aged 14 -16 in years 10 and 11. English Maths and Science are compulsory for all students up the age of 15-16, but sitting the GCSE exams are not compulsory although most students do take them. A student’s grades in these tests can have a significant bearing on the student’s future.
A Levels (Advanced Level qualifications) are subject based qualifications that can lead to university, further study and work. They are taken over the course of 2 yeasts from the age of 16. Most students take 3 A levels, but more can be taken. A student’s A level grades are normally the most important determinant when being considered by universities in the UK and worldwide.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme aimed at 16-to-19-year-olds in 140 countries around the world. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide.
For most students, year 10 marks the beginning of their GCSE courses, this is an especially important stage in a student’s studies. Having been at school for more than a decade at this point studying a broad range of subjects, they assess a student’s learning before narrowing their focus onto a small number of A levels, which play a significant role in deciding what a student will go onto study at University (if they decide to attend).
During a student’s time preparing for their GCSEs, A Levels or the IB, they will be under a lot of pressure not only from their teachers and parents, but likely from themselves and even their peers. It can be an extremely stressful period for students, anxiety and too much stress can not only have a detrimental effect on a student’s grades, but on their mental health as well.
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