Classroom based / academic
Varies between subject - but will include a mix of written coursework and written and practical exams
GCSEs are academic qualifications that are available in a range of subjects and that can often act as entry requirements for a number of further study routes. GCSE courses are usually studies over a two year period, with exams and assessments being completed at the end of the two year period. Students usually take a range of core GCSE subjects, which include English, Mathematics, Science, and then have the choice of a number of additional subjects depending on their interests and goals. Although GCSEs are usually taken in school Years 10-11, but they can be taken at age.
Where can they lead?
GCSE courses can lead on to a range of further study options, including:
- A Levels
- T Levels