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…
2 thoughts on “iGCSE results!”
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.
Nina, supplementing is a good idea if she enjoys it. I think it’s really important that your daughter enjoys it else she’ll not only hate studying she may end up hating you. Equivalent of IGCSEs in Canada or US: See this – https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-equivalent-of-GCSE-and-A-level-in-the-USA