IGCSE results!

So Maryam, 11, got A*s in Maths, Biology and French, and Danyal, 9 got an A* in Maths.

We’re obviously really pleased!

We don’t know the grade boundaries but going on the average of past papers, all 4 A*s were comfortable – around 7-10% above the minimum required.

It’s interesting that most UK school children will study biology for around 9 years (in the early years as part of science) before they take a Biology GCSE – and Maryam took 1/6 of that. In my estimation around 30% of kids doing what we’re doing could too, with another 50% taking less than 30 months to get an A*. The remainder 20% probably wouldn’t be bright enough to get an A*, but I think most of them would end up getting A’s. Just my guess – I don’t have any stats to prove it.

Anyway, glad to get this hurdle out of the way…

Author: Asim Qureshi

Passionate about tech startups, home schooling, barefoot running and squash.

2 thoughts on “IGCSE results!”

  1. Hi Asim, thanks for all the great advice. I am a single mom and wish I could give my daughter as much time as is required for this type of learning system. I was planning to supplement a few hours in a day and hello her study after school. I am worried however that this may be too much for her. Also, are you aware of an equivalent of IGCSE exams in Canada/USA? Appreciate your advice. Thanks again for being an inspiration.

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