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GCSE coursework - does it start in Yr10?

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mumblechum Mon 12-Oct-09 12:33:53

DS keeps swearing blind that you don't get coursework till Yr 11.

Is he having me on??

bruffin Mon 12-Oct-09 12:35:11

DS is starting some in Yr9

IdrisTheDragon Mon 12-Oct-09 12:35:17

I had coursework in Yr 10 (but that was a little while ago...)

MrsJiggle86 Mon 12-Oct-09 12:36:35

I had coursework in yr 10, 8 years ago

mumblechum Mon 12-Oct-09 12:38:06

<<prepares to put a rocket up ds's arse>>

Thanks all.

LongDroopyBoobyLady Mon 12-Oct-09 12:38:46

DD is in Yr10 and began some of her coursework after the May half term in Yr9.

snorkie Mon 12-Oct-09 13:10:06

I think a lot of GCSEs are moving away from coursework this year, so there may be less for current year 10s than previous ones. Ds, now in year 11 did no coursework until the end of year 10 when he had a geography field trip to write up. So far in year 11 he's done an English essay & that's about it so far.

juneybean Mon 12-Oct-09 13:13:47

I had D&T starting in year 9 but the rest started in year 10

mumofsatan Mon 12-Oct-09 14:19:45

DS did his GCSEs this spring and definitely had some coursework in year 10 as I remember being shocked they were starting it so early

mumblechum Mon 12-Oct-09 14:26:51

Thanks, have emailed his HoY.

Milliways Mon 12-Oct-09 17:16:43

DS is a Yr 10 and has already completed a piece of English Lit written coursework and been assessed for one piece of "speaking & listening".

wicked Mon 12-Oct-09 17:40:36

My DS is in Year 11 and he started coursework in Year 10. A lot of it has to be handed in by half-term, so they are pretty much finished it.

If the school is sensible, they will set small coursework tasks throughout Year 10 so that the students can pace themselves, and not end up having a panic at the final deadline.

A lot of coursework has disappeared, or has to be done in school time, under supervision. Your DS may already be doing this but not realise it as such - well, not enough to mention it to you.

snorkie Mon 12-Oct-09 19:18:18

so what subjects still have coursework? Science/Maths don't, English/Art/DT/Geography do - what about Languages/ICT/history/RE? It seems that if you choose the right subjects you might not get too much coursework.

I know ds's English teacher thought they'd get better marks doing their coursework later rather than earlier, (but they did do some speaking & listening early on, I wasn't sure that was exactly coursework though - more like science ISAs - they did 3 of those at the end of year 10 too).

Morosky Mon 12-Oct-09 19:27:02

I teach RE, there will be no coursework for the current year 10s (yipee) but my year 11s atarted at the end of year 10 and will be finished within a fortnight.

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