In addition, the GCSE in English is already for people who speak English, so the questions can be more analytical and discuss things like metaphors and similes. IELTS is for people who speak other languages, so it's more like our French GCSE: more about how to say things and learn vocabulary, such as how to go to the post office. GCSEs can be an incredibly stressful time for students. Many students feel lost because they don't get clear feedback on how they can improve.
The key to success on your GCSE English exams is to understand the evaluation criteria and make sure that your answer matches those criteria. GCSE scores are rated 9-to-1, which replaced the old A* - G rating system in recent years. Some schools may have their own internal system for viewing GCSE results online, so you should check with your school's testing officer to see if this is an option for you. Your GCSE subject choices should be based on your own interests, your future study and career plans and, of course, the subjects offered by your school.
Examination boards will deliver the results of your GCSE exam to the school or university you attended. The GCSE is predominantly taught in schools in the UK, but it is also offered at institutions in other countries, such as Australia, Canada and India. The GCSE and the IGCSE are very similar and are accepted as “equivalent” grades by the vast majority of universities, sixth grade colleges and other independent schools around the world. Most high school students in the UK take the GCSE or “General Certificate of Secondary Education” at the end of their 11 years of compulsory education.
There are 5 GCSE exam boards used in England, Wales and Northern Ireland AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR, CCEA and WJEC. In UK state schools, GCSEs in English literature, English language, mathematics and science are mandatory for all students. The GCSE and the IGCSE are very similar and are accepted as “equivalent” grades by top universities, sixth grade colleges and other independent schools around the world. How IGCSE scores are calculated depends on the individual subject matter and exam format, but in general, IGCSE scores are determined by the total number of scores you score on the exam, and are adjusted if necessary to reflect the overall achievement of a particular exam by all students who have taken the exam the same work in that exam session.
Many employers also require job applicants to meet their minimum requirements in IGCSE Math and English (or equivalent). If you already know which degree courses or universities interest you, you should check if they specify a particular GCSE subject in their prerequisites.