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The BTEC Grading System Explained

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You may be studying a BTEC, considering whether or not to study one or you may even just be interested. Whichever of these categories you fall in to, it can be hard to really understand the grades that are given to students when they study any BTEC course. This is because it is quite different to …

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What is a Pass Grade at GCSE and A-Level?

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Taking exams is a struggle for all students, no matter what their ability. Whether at A-level or at GCSE, the process of studying for and taking exams is stressful. The main ambition is to obtain the highest grade possible in order to prepare you for the next stage of your career. However, it is sometimes the case that aiming for a solid pass is the best course …

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The 10 Least Popular A-Level Subjects – Ranked for 2021

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A-Levels are one of the toughest and most stressful times in a student’s life, yet one of the most important experiences. Deciding your subjects can be both overwhelming and scary. So, what subjects should you take? When I was a student, I pondered the same question, but I found that knowing which subjects are the least popular helped me narrow it down and decide.   …

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How Lenient are Universities with Grades?

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A-Level results day can be a pivotal time for many prospective university students across the UK. University courses usually have very specific entry requirements — which mainly consist of specific A-Level qualifications and grades you must achieve — and they help narrow down the universities that …

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Can You Do A-Levels in a Single Year?

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After competing their GCSEs, most students embark on the route to studying for A-levels, a linear qualification offered across a range of subjects. A-levels are normally studied by 16-18 years–old students over the course of two years: Year 12 and Year 13. However, for a multitude of …