These stand as an entry qualification for admission into sixth from/college and apprenticeships.
Students tend to be either fifteen or sixteen years old when sitting their GCSE exams.
The number of GCSEs students study vary based on the school and the individual himself/herself, however typically students take somewhere between eight and eleven GCSEs.
Based on the grades students get at GCSE, they will progress onto sixth form/college or apprenticeships; the grades will determine which subjects the students will qualify for in sixth form/college and which apprenticeship programme they will qualify for.
In England, the prevailing exam boards are AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.
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