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Work hard.
Also What you write is key, and gives you good marks.
I did not add writing to one of my peices and got a B-, after I added writing I got an A+
Also, you can fullfill the checkpoints for example, taking photo. I find that I'm losing marks because I need to draw things i see first hand.
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How do you get good grades in gcse?

for all gcses 1.revise what you have learnt 2. revise for mock so you know your strengths and weaknesses to teachers if struggling 4.aim much higher grades than you may think or want many past papers if you can get your hand on them and revise answers you got wrong for a language listening test 1.revise all the words what they mean 2. know what they mean in a sentence 3.know what they sound like for a language reading test 1.know what the words mean 2. know what they mean in a sentence 3.know how the words are structured in a sentence 4.try past papers when revising it helps have a familiar place 2.for it to not be to hot or cold have colour have imagery 4.have lots of sleep 5.drink lots of water 6.find your concentration span this is your age x2 for example if your 16 you should revise for 32 minutes with 5 min break 2-3 times 7.discuss with familiar people about what you are revising 8.use ming maps relaxed as possible when revising 10.avoid alcohol 11.avoid junk food use this if you want but you really only know what works best for you by trying techniques

What gcse gardes do you need for a good job?

you need to get all c grades and a b in English maths and science if you want to do a level you will need a b in that subject eg if you want to do a level biology you will need at least a b in gcse biology try to aim for mostly b grades if you want to go on to university and have a 6 diget salery however mostly c grades will do its just that then someone with b grades has a advantage also just apply for as many jobs as you can you have to start small and then you make it big.

How do you get an A in gcse?

You work hard and you watch different genres of movies and watch how the actors are talking and acting. i find that revising is the best way obi but also if you sleep out side the night before the exam you are garanteed a A to A* lol this guys an idiot :L

What is a GCSE?

A GCSE means General Certificate of Secondary Education, which is the qualification studied by those aged 15-16 in the United Kingdom.

Can GCSE mock grades count if GCSE finals arent good enough?

No. You have to retake the GCSEs if they are not goo enough. I think that it is about three times you are allowed to retake and the highest grade you get goes through. If you attempt it another time, the grade that you get for this one will go through, even if it is the worst one you've got.. Its best to confirm this with your exam board.

How do you do a gcse?

How I wish on the day of choosing my GCSEs aged thirteen someone would've told me what I knew now. So hopefully I'm going to stop people making the mistakes that I did and try to show you that GCSEs are important despite what people say. Firstly if you or someone else is choosing your GCSE options, tell me which group do you fit under? 1) I would like to achieve the best grades I can. 2) I would like to do subjects I enjoy the most. Think carefully, and make this the basis of your descision. Don't choose both, one MUST be more important than the other. If you chose number 1, then think about: 1) The subjects you are best at. 2) Can you keep your interest going for 1.75 years? 3) And most importantly what is the teaching like? If you want to get good grades stay away from the departments with lazy teachers seeing as they often don't work much harder in the GCSE years. Those lazy ones wont mark and guide you with the all important coursework and will just send it off without you knowing. Oh how I know that. If you were at a school like me who stupidly gave out reports after option time, consider and ask your teachers how you are doing now, and how you'd cope with GCSE. I also advise you to start thinking of the grades you want. These grades you'd like could be a long way off and you'll need to start working hard to achieve them. Don't ever leave revision/coursework until the last minute. If you chose number 2, then you have little to consider. If you like the subject it is likely that you will excel however don't expect all the teachers to be so enthusiastic. Whichever option you chose, TRY and not cut your options off and I know it's difficult but consider what career you'd like. If you have a slight idea that a textile teacher could be your thing, but don't want to waste your options - you may regret it so take it! Also consider your A-level choices (yes, really), it will be very difficult to take Chemistry A-level if you haven't done it at GCSE. Whatever you do, don't be stupid and take all the same options as you friends. Fair enough if these are the subjects you want to do, but even by choosing the same options you are not garanteed to get in their classes anyway and also that is the fun of year 10/11, most friendship groups are split up and all the year joints together meaning you can make new friends. I did and I'm not hugely sociable. The subject guide: You are very likely to be taking English Language, English Literature and Maths. Although schools have different policys on the science. My advice is to do at least 2 GCSEs in science whether that be Science Dual Award (covers all three sciences) or do two individual sciences. I would not advise you to take the single award, when applying for jobs and university they prefer you to have more knowledge than a single award can give. Don't be tempted by the schools idea of doing an easier GCSE and a single award to replace the double award. Languages: I cannot stress how important these are to take. It is no longer the law for students to take them but often you do have to take them. If it is a choice then take a language GCSE unless you are terrible at them. Why? We have language shortages in both teachers, A-levels, degrees and GCSEs and guess what? Employers love you to have linguistic ability, it will make you 1000X more employable than someone without. Hummanities: Traditional, respected and full of skills. These are great to carry on to further study and employers and universities alike will love to see these at GCSE and A-level. Technology: These are good for the practical people among us, they may not be of much use to those who are not or not intending to do a practical job, however they do show other skills and creativity. Definitely tak e if you a re planning an Apprentiship in building, plumbing etc. Beware though, the technology subjects such as textiles mean a lot more work (which is harder too) than food technology. Modern subjects: Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Child Development: In my opinion these subjects are used by school to get the less able/less interested more interested and most employers do not value them. The first three should be left until A-level (although I would rather argue degree level or not at all), they can't teach to indepthly so I feel there is little worth learning. Child Development is suited to those who want a career with young children and I shall not argue with that. GNVQs: Approach with caution. The intermediate is worth 4 GCSEs and the Part 1 is worth 2 GCSEs. These can be taken in all sorts of subjects, which are made to look fun by schools to attract more youngsters and thus try and improve the percentage of 5A*-C. These are NOT suitable for the very able, and the Distinction grade (worth either 4A's or 2A's) is very much out of reach to all students. If you are clever and thinking of taking a GNVQ, then don't...take 2 GCSEs in good subjects such as history and a language. However, if you are a level 4/5 student or even 5/6 student this type of course may be for you, particularly if you are thinking of entering work after GCSEs or A/AS-Levels. At level 4/5 you may find it a bit challenging, however trust me, if you work you will be rewarded with a pass (c), or even a (b). There is little way of failing if you work. At level 5/6 you wont find it challenging although the workload is heavy for any student. Other GCSEs: Art is quite an easy GCSE or so I heard seeing as nothing can be wrong. It's a good GCSE to take, it's rather respected and shows you have creativity. PE isn't really much use unless you want to work in the sports sector when you're older in which it is a goo d GCSE to take. Starting your GCSEs: Anyone who says the workload is unmanagable is lying. You can put as much work in as you like but be warned, the more you put in the more you are likely to get out. There will be occassions when you have several subjects worth of coursework, but you can do it! Homework: You may find you get very little or lots of homework in the next two years. If you're teachers aren't strict you can decide not to do it, but beware this may lower their expectations of you and you may get little help when you really need it. Homework usually goes over the things you've learnt in class, and get a revision guide to help you with it - it's always easier that way! However if you prefer thirty mintues could be better spent doing some revision from a revision guide. Top tips for coursework: * Write English coursework on the computer in both draft and final plan. Why? It's so much more difficult writing it by hand seeing as you can't edit it so much, or change words so easily. * Another best tip is to get hold of a markscheme for coursework. Visit the exam board websites (,,, and find the specification for your GCSE, this usually has markscheme contained in it meaning you can match your work to the points. * Get it done on time, if not before hand. To be honest, coursework can be fun and you'll feel very proud getting it done early and to a high standard. * Use the internet. I do not encourage stealing coursework (and the teachers will know, honestly and you'll get unentered for all your exams) but looking at others' coursework can be helpful to getting an idea what it should look like. As I said don't copy, it'll be very noticable when teachers see it contain information which they haven't taught. Social life: Aft 14-16, the social scene hots up, and you'll have to make your descision whether you want to be part of it. Alcohol and other illegal activities will have started to go on and you'll also start to settle with the same group of good friends. "Playing out", will now turn into cozy mature get togethers or a 'p*ss up in the park'. So what do you do? Firstly, your education should be made priority. And if you have good friends, they will understand that and hopefully have the same idea. If you can successfully manage a good social life and GCSE life, then good for you. But if you feel like your social life is getting in the way of your GCSE life, it's time to stop it/limit it and concentrate on your GCSEs. I wouldn't advise the "illegal activities route", you'll never be the studious year 9 you once where, and everything will seem so boring and pointless. You'll wont be able to go back, honestly - I've seen it happen. If you're social life can involve studying at each others houses, then great! A number one tip is to not listen to your friends when they say "I haven't done any revision", and think that makes it okay for you to not do any either. One they may be lying, and you'll know when they get 98%, two would you jump off a cliff if they did? And three, it's your grade and you should work for it! Mock Exams: Most schools have them at around Easter in year 10, and Christmas in year 11. Teachers will tell you to revise for them as if they were the real ones and you can do. Or you can not do, and hopefully you'll be disappointed and realise how much you have to work. Either way is a good way for motivating yourself to get higher grades. Revision Material: Firstly visit here: . This is very useful and will show you how you learn best. If your an auditory learner, reading books may not be the best idea, but re ading them out loud will help. Books: CGP: I absolutely hate these books and I know that they often miss parts of the syllabus out and add useless information in. The books practically underline everything, and the pictures/and jokes are both distracting and annoying. At £4.50, they test you on the useless stuff and they contain no practise exam papers. Letts: These are expensive, but worth it. Often books contain both revision and useful practise questions however you can buy just revision guide and just practise papers. These books don't go too overboard in colour or pictures. The practise papers/questions contain answers which you can compare yours to and have an indication of what grade you will have got. They also show you how to improve on this grade. BBC Bitesize: Like CGP books aren't syllabus specific meaning you'll get lots of useless things. These books don't go overboard on colour and pictures and contain brief comments from examinations with their practise questions. Interactive CD-Roms: Visit for a selection of different CD-ROMS. These are good as they often contain revision plans which tell you what to revise and when (how many hours you do a week is up to you). There are revision material which combines pictures, sounds and interactive quizes aswell as proper exam papers. The only problem with these is they are no exam specific again. Index Cards: Apparantly these are still available in WH-Smiths and contain ready printed material although I have yet to find them. However you can buy index cards and print your own revision material on these to make revision more managble. Online revision: I assume you'll be used to using these sites before with your SATs. In order this is what I would recommend. * * * The first two are quite good, if not syllabus specific meaning you could be learning things you don't need. I cannot stress how useful it is to visit the exam board websites (as mentioned earlier) and look at past papers and markschemes. You can test yourself with these past papers which will be like yours and then check the markschme to see how well you did. Worship the markscheme and think of how the examiner will mark your test. The actual GCSEs: The time has likely to have flown by, and if you have been stupid and not revised whilst you were still at school it is likely you'll have study leave so use it wisely. Do not be stupid like I was and on the first week revise nothing because you have three exams which you 'cannot revise for' and also cannot learn anything else because the next exams are after half term. Revise a subject for half an hour a day, it makes it so much easier, you'll feel better and it is good to not have to cram so much. Remember, a bit of hard work wont harm you, you'll have ages off after they are over with no work to do at all! When you are actually revising the best tip is to not worry about it sinking in, because worrying makes it so much harder for it to go in. Just keep reading it like it is you're favourite magazine and you'll be fine! Comming out of exam believing you've messed it up is tough and very upsetting. But how many times have you come out of non-public exams and thought you'd messed it up but it wasn't so bad after all? Plenty? I have. You wont get your results back for another 2/3 months so there is no point in worrying. Why are GCSEs so important? My first paragraph mentioned their importance, and are you really still wondering how I could justify that? Not only do you learn so much of important stuff you usually need them to further your career. * A full set of A*/A and a few Bs is required for the top 5 universities - otherwise you have a lot of explaining to do and will need a lot of luck. * A good set of GCSEs is needed for the other universities, and the same will apply above. * C grades in maths, English and Science is required for all university degrees. * At least 5A*-C's are needed to enter further education. * 5A*-C's are needed for aprentiships. * Apparently 5 GCSEs are needed to become a dustman. Results day: Results days are always on a Thursday. In 2004, it's on a 26th so 25th it'll be for 2005 GCSE results and so on. Good results: Well done! Good results may give you more options in education and careers, so get informed! Bad results: Thousands of youngsters do resits and go on to get very far. You can do a couple of GCSE resist amongst AS-Levels or whilst working and it is really worth the time for your future. See you'll come so far from year 9-11, it's made me relive my school years over again. Now I just have to wait for the results.

What is mark making in art?

Mark-making is the process of applying pencil to paper. I would broaden this to include applying anything to anything! (scratching marks in plaster, using pen and ink, paint on canvas, anything that leaves a mark on the page could be considered mark making that's what is so nice about it:o)

A good website for GCSE textiles homework?

In order to find a good website for many different topics including GSCE textiles homework, you kneed to explore the internet and use a number of different sites to get different opinions and format of answers. By doing this it will also help to build on vocabulary.

What is a good science book for gcse?

This will depend on your personal learning style and the syllabus you are studying. I advise asking your teacher for recommendations, you may even be able to order from the school at a discount. Personally, I found Letts and CGP the best for my needs, but there are many other good aides available.Check the related links.

Do you have to do GCSE?

well i think so ,,. well if you want a job u need to get good grades to get get into a job

What are gcses?

GCSEs are a selection of exams which is taken when the person is14-16 (years 9, 10 & 11). It envolves a mixture coureswork andtest papers. The student will choose which courses they take,although some courses are mandatory such as English Language andMaths. *Answer is related to the UK*

How do you get a good mark in GCSE English?

Not that I recommend this, by any means, but for my English GCSE I didn't do an ounce of revision and I got an A. In class we analysed poems and prose and my booklet containing all of my poems and prose was completely full with annotations. I literally only looked at them in class and not again. I just remembered them off by heart and I only read the books once (in class). In order to well in your GCSE for English, read (not a lot, if/when you can), newspapers in particular - examiners do notice a wide range of vocabulary and it makes your writing more refined and sophisticated hence increasing your marks. But the most important thing for English is your structure, especially because it's essay based. You must plan your essays in your exam and stick to this rule when writing them: P.E.E. P = Point. You make a point in your essay, for example; She was surprised with what she saw. E = Evidence. This is vital, you must back up your point with evidence, usually a quote. 'Her jaw dropped when she saw it.' E = Explain. Explain your quote and relate it to the point made. Using the word 'dropped' emphasises the surprise she was in upon seeing this. And remember to stick to the question! If it helps, write your question on the side of your paper and remember to always go back to the question and only include relevant points. It takes practice, but practice makes perfect. Then you have an A.

What jobs can you do if you do art gcses?

you can get many im stuck on this question too i need to rersearch 15 jobs to get in gcse art :L but i have found 6 and they are... 1. Photography 2. Fashion Designer 3. Architect 4. Jewlrery Designer 5. Artist 6. Art Teacher sorry there abit rubbish but its all ive got at the mo

Topic ideas for gcse art?

Here is a list of art topic ideas I've just been compiling for some students: · Sequence and series · Repetition · Self · Festival of colour · Structures · Expressive faces · Reflections · Identity · The space in between · CD cover · Underneath and overhead · Creation · Destruction · Underwater harmony · The power of music But basically anything that interests you can be turned into a topic - brainstorm/ mind map/ do a spider diagram of everything that you can think of that you like and enjoy and pick a subject from that.

Can you do graffiti for gcse art?

Yes u can. Just graffiti on public property then get arrested. Then you will have a criminal record for graffitiing. That will prove that you can do it. But it will ruin your reputation and your family will probably hate forever

Which GCSE course is easier Art and Design or Textile?

depends on your skills , textiles is hard work in year 11 when you make a garment but really fun and art and design is a lot easier and fun to do. Think about what you want to do as a career , if you want to do fashion or interior then textiles would be a better option or if you want to do games design , professional artist etc then art and design. :)

What are good gcses to take?

Well, it depends on what type of person you are If you are academic, then, if you get the option, you could go for the Baccalaureate This means that you can get into Universities and Colleges easier, which means you would have to take a language (french spanish german) and a humanity (history or geography) but they are also looking for a variety, so something non academic, for example, music or drama My advice is choose GCSEs that you enjoy, not because your friends are taking them, or because you dont like the teacher, and definitely not because its the easy way out, choose them because you think they will help your future, and because you love them. Im taking French, and History to get the baccalaureate and im also taking music for singing, as its been my passion for ages and its something that i have always loved to do.

What GCSEs are needed for art therapy?

You mainly need Art because they teach you the actual therapy part in University. Also it would be good if you have other impressive levels to show off just in-case its an uptight University. Also Science would be a good GCSE to have.

Should you take art for gcse?

Yes, art is brilliant it leads to alot of degrees and careers such as: Degrees History of Art - Kate Middleton took this and Lilly Cole Fashion Photography ect Careers: Fashion Designing Photography Loads more ! Careers in fashion are the best

What do you get to be if you do art as your gcse?

In the Art world? well... it doesn't really matter than much about the GCSE, it matters more about the grade you get in A-level which defines what you can be!?! and also there are different types of subject, photography, fine art, mixed media... etc... anything really!

Any ideas for art gcse for the topic 'change'?

You could do like psychical development/growing up. The evolution of man/animals. Changes in architecture e.g. buildings, styles of buildings. Or even the progression of society. =)

How many marks do you need in a Maths GCSE to get an A?

Well i am in year 8 and I'm preparing for earlier GCSE's which i will take this year and in my practice exams i got 2 A's and i am certain that it is 72% and A* is 87% for the higher tier but you can not acquire an A in Foundation Gcse

What gcse can you do?

There are GCSEs in every subject you can think of. From Politics, Photography to Agriculture. It just depends on whether your school offers it or not.

Would French be a good subject to take for GCSE?

Sure, Im currently taking it now. It all depends on what you enjoy and what you feel comfortable doing. As for whether or not its hard, that shouldn't be the grounds on what your GCSE's are. It is solely on your skills. If you get good grades and enjoy it then sure!

Should i take geography or art gcse?

Hello! I've just taken my GCSEs and I took both Geography and Art, I don't know what you're allowed and how many choices you have, but in my school, we had to choose a Design Technology, a language, and two other options from this list: History Geography Art Music Drama Dance Business Studies Health and Social Care The rest is compulsory...just pick whatever you believe suits you best, Art may be more enjoyable, but Geography is more academic. Good luck!

What do you write for art GCSE?

When writing about your work ask yourself the following questions: What have I done? Is it a painting, drawing, collage, my own design or a copy? How have I done it? Describe how you worked, in stages to arrive at the end piece Why have I done it/ What have I learnt through doing it? About an artist or a new skill? What medium or materials have I used? Paint, Pencil etc What could I improve or what would I change if I were to do it again? How is my work similar to an artist? Which one? How? If you write a few lines to explain what you have done you will gain a higher grade Useful words to include: Designs, Collage, Pencil, Pen and ink, Tone, Shading, Line, Colour, Pattern Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastels, Photography, Edits, Refine, Experiment , Media, Create Developing, Refining.

Who can mark my GCSE English Literature past paper?

If you are looking for someone to mark your English past paper, your English teacher might be able to help. Ask them - they're there to help you get the best possible grade, after all! If you have a tutor for English, ask them too.

What can you sculpt to get a good grade in art GCSE?

Your good grade will result more from the skill with which you sculpt, than from the skill with which you select a subject to sculpt. Any subject sculpted beautifully enough will become a beautiful sculpture. My personal choice would be to select your favorite superhero from the Avengers movie, and sculpt him or her. Your mileage may vary.

How many marks to get a B IN GCSE maths exam?

it varies from year to year and from course to course, it also varies from exam board to exam board.. for AQA in 2012 the scaled marks were. 1H: 35/80. 2H: 42/80. For Edexcel . combined: 90/200 after scaling for linear specification. method in mathematics:280/400 after scaling (unitised). mathematics B: 280/400 after scaling (unitised). I'm afraid that I can't find what it is for OCR in 2012 but it should be pretty similar to the other two. Also if you are wondering about scaling they basically just put your mark through an algorithm which then shows your scaled mark. . Hope this was helpful.