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What is the old GCE O Level grade equivalent in terms of todays GCSE grades?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by kimwalsh, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    In Science these days an O level F would get you a 9.
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  2. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    The table in 37 implies that it is worth an A* which it wasn't - there is a line missing from the table.
    From the link

    makes my point better.
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    As I said, direct comparisons are difficult. I remember a number of experienced teachers who had taught the CSE as well as 'O' Levels, and then went on to GCSEs, and saying that a good CSE 1 was far more of an achievement than a GCSE C.

    PS As someone who did their O Levels in 1973 (most of them, anyway) - I'd say lumping together a '3' & '4' makes the whole thing pointless: there was a big difference between those two grades...o_O
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  4. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    The new grade 9 is likely equivalent to the 'O' level grade A, based on the %age of the cohort who achieve it.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    IGCSE? or whatever it now is.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Buy the ones for the Board you are entering through.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It was originally recorded as the 'equivalent' to an 'O' Level pass but not graded.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    *^&%*%$£!*^&$^% old threads.
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  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    In some tribes the murderer is securely bound to the victim, mouth to mouth and nose to nose and left to die. Such a fate should be meted out to those who resurrect old threads.
  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    This statement is absolute carp by me ...what was i taking when i wrote this as i do not remember writing this jumbley rubbish.
  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Wasn't there something about your age not so long ago?
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  13. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    Letters, numbers, letters, numbers. I can see a pattern here everytime it is deemed a change is needed to improve the system.
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  14. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    8 years! - I didn’t even notice
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Yes might be matey lol
    More likely the keys on the keyboard move when I try to type the correct word lol
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  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    All changed now though. Exams are at the end of year 11 and no coursework. But there are around 6 to 9 required practicals for each subject depending on whether you are doing double or triple science. I don't think it is possible these days to get 1 GCSE in one year through a school. It may be possible elsewhere.
  17. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    You were probably sober back then!;) I know I was
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    That's why I was wondering about IGCE. They didn't have practical assessment, I thought. I never used them so I could very well be wrong.
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Don't forget that, in my day (1971), you were allowed to fail. Nobody held your hand through it or cheated to get you a better grade. Their jobs didn't depend on YOUR success or application. Your various reports would have indicated whether or not you were a lazy g.it and ought to pull up your socks. But no teacher was ever going to do it for you.

    I dare say we would all have done far better if we'd had the constant spoon-feeding and boot up the backside kids get these days.

    Which makes the results highly questionable.
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  20. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    The only "cheating" I remember was double entry for O Level and CSE. Probably better to call it gaming the system. The equivalence of the 2 would be more apparent, if these double entries had been analysed. may have been but I have never seen any figures for it.

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