GCSE Exam 2018

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Introduction to GCSE Exam 2018

Find everything you need to know to succeed in your GCSE Exam 2018 here.

You want to get the best possible result in your GCSE exams. We are here to help! From stats, tips and tools, we have a comprehensive set of materials to help you get the best result possible.  Plus with GoConqr you have access to over 7,000,000 learning resources, so you won’t be stuck for inspiration.

This page highlights the key areas of the GCSE Exam 2018:

  • Getting Started
  • GCSE Subjects
  • Revision Tips & Advice
  • Study Resources & Tools
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Getting Started

First the run down;  new specifications have been put in place for English Language, English Literature and Maths. These subjects contain new content and are assessed and graded differently to the GCSE exams prior to 2017.

Before the changes introduced last year, the most common measurement of success was 5 A*- C scores. Now, there is a new grading scale that uses the numbers 1-9 to identify levels of performance (with 9 being the top level). Those who fail to meet the minimum standard will be graded with a U – as before.

If you’re looking for basic dates for the exams, this GCSE Exam 2018 Dates page contains details on dates and timetables for 2018 from the main GCSE Exam 2018 boards.

For information on setting goals, see our Revision Timetable page.

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GCSE Subjects

If you’ve started the cycle this year, you will have already chosen your GCSE subjects. The percentage of students who achieve A*-C grades can vary greatly between subjects. 65% of students who sat the old English Language exam  achieved an A*-C grade while 76% of English Lit students achieved the same grade. However, with the new grading system (1-9) introduced last year, fewer students achieved the higher grades.

The most important things to base your subject choices on are your interest, long-term ambition and ability in the subject. If you’re unsure of future career prospects, picking a variety of subjects will help you. Having a good study plan in place and a source for resources will help you achieve success.

You can join our GCSE group to discuss your subject choices with other students.

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GCSE Library

Need inspiration or extra insight into a topic? There is no need to bang your head against the wall or pay for expensive tutoring. And it’s time to stop all that furious photocopying – think about the trees!

Our website offers you the ability to access over 7,000,000 learning resources, covering all major subjects. To make it easier for you to navigate we’ve created a dedicated GCSE library that you can quickly filter by subject, subtopic and exam board.

We will soon provide a dedicated GCSE marketplace where you can purchases targetted topic revision courses across a range of GCSE subjects.

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GCSE Tools

You have chosen your subjects and set you goals; now it’s time to get down to hard work. We’ve got some great learning tools to that will help you throughout Year 11 and make studying for GCSE Exams a more engaging activity. Visualise topics and connect ideas with Mind Maps. Flashcards help you memorise key definitions while you can track learning progress with assessment tools. Plus, it’s easier to organise all your study material.

Better yet, you can also connect and collaborate with other GCSE students in our Public Groups. With Groups covering Maths, Science, English, History and much more, you’re bound to find all the help you need to support your exam preparation. You can also join our general GCSE group.

Find out more about our tools here:

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GCSE Revision Tips

If you’re an ambitious student, you will be searching for the best GCSE revision tips online. At GoConqr, we help you get the most out of our study tools by giving you study tips and advice to help you revise better and improve your memory. Check out our Revision Tips page for tried and trusted methods of studying smarter!

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