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    Good on her. Best of luck!

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    Due to grade inflation, your wife's 1991 grade 'D' is roughly equivalent to a 2:2 maths degree now.

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    and my '86 grade 'C' == Nobel Prize for mathematics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quackhandle View Post
    At the risk of putting it in here...

    The wife wants to try for GCSE Maths, she missed most of the 5th year (old skool) with illness but she got a D then, now wants to see if she can knock it up to a C as many jobs are asking for this. Oddly enough some are asking for a degree for an Admin job! But I digress...

    Has anyone recently taken this? (Or your kids have.)I remember back in the day (1991 IIRC) there were 4 papers, I took papaers 2&3 so I got C, (the highest possible with those papers), I have now seen it has changed to number grading 1-9, with 4 and higher equivalent to A-C.

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    Pogle Jnr took the new style GCSE in June. Its 3 papers and the grades are now 1 to 9 with 9 being the highest.
    Only the top 3% will be given a 9 (Jnr got an 8).

    For this year a 4 was a pass with a 5 being a good pass - whatever the F%^& that means!
    But I think they may revise that over time to just have 5 as a pass.

    The papers -( as least the board that my daughter did ) do not seem to have straightforward questions either and some are worded to be designed to catch the student out - which is not helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman View Post
    and my '86 grade 'C' == Nobel Prize for mathematics.
    1979. Maths and FurtherMaths O level. A in both....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    1979. Maths and FurtherMaths O level. A in both....
    Of course, then 10% got A, 10% B, 60% C, 10% D, 10% E. Or similar....

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    Regardless of grade inflation etc. I say go for it. My missus got D's in English and Maths at school 20 yrs ago and has recently gone back and ended up with 2 Bs which means she can move on as a mature student in nursing, you're never too old to learn and better yourself. Good luck.

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