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You’ll have a lot to remember when studying for your GCSEs so start early... little and often is much more beneficial than last minute cramming.

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Biology Expert Ruth Brindle

Mnemonics and acronyms can be a great way to remember lists or long processes, especially if they are funny.

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GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. GCSEs are taken at the end of year 11 in secondary school, before the start of A Levels.

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education.

GCSE results usually come out on the 3rd Thursday of August.

While further education institutions will ask for students to have a minimum of 5 GCSE qualifications at grade 4 (C) or above, most students will take 9 or 10 GCSEs. The exact number is likely to depend on your school and the resources that are available.

There are lots of different strategies that can be used to revise for GCSE. Many students find it useful to use revision guides and online notes to review the content, and then apply their knowledge to practice exam questions.

To achieve a pass for GCSE, you must score at least a Grade 4. This can be achieved on both higher and foundation papers.

There are many different subjects that can be studied at GCSE, with around 60 different qualifications available. The reality is that most institutions will not offer this many subjects, with subject availability depending on student popularity and available teacher expertise. Most schools will offer around 15-20 subjects.

This depends on many factors, notably the subject and the grade boundaries for that exam. Typically 5-7% of all candidates will be awarded a grade 9 for a single exam.

GCSE results are given to students through the school or centre which entered them for the exam. Individual results cannot be obtained online but can be emailed or posted to you should you not be able to attend results day.

GCSE examinations typically take place from mid-May to the end of June. The exact dates vary each year.

GCSE subjects vary in difficulty based on individual strengths and interests, however, Chemistry, Physics and Maths are considered the hardest GCSE subjects.