GCSEs replaced the O-Level exams in 1988 (although the new syllabus started being taught in 1986), making them 30 years old this year. There are a variety of exam boards – including AQA, OCR and Edexcel, with students able to take a wide range of subjects that weren’t available on the O-Level exams.
Traditionally, students perform worse in their GCSE exams in even-numbered years, with some people speculating that this is because of the World Cup.
The GCSE results will be released this Thursday, which is the 23rd August.
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