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Everything you’ll ever need to know about GCSES, and more!

GCSEs which are also known as General Certificate of Secondary Education to the boffins, are exams which are taken by most students when they are 16 years old.

More or less everyone has to do these, whatever you want to do in the future. GCSE results, and the range of subjects taken, can have an impact on future choices in education, and in some cases career.

Most places, including colleges, and prospective employers treat grades A*, A, B and C as ‘passes’.