for the marking of some work outside of examination season, and can ease the burden on the student to perform well on the day of the examination. Retrieved "Heads 'oppose move to traditional academic gcse subjects' - BT". These two levels roughly correspond, respectively, to foundation and higher tier in tiered gcse qualifications. Retrieved "Info for US Families". Retrieved "BBC news - UK - Education - 'Give schools freedom of choice. permanent dead link Richardson, Hannah; Sellgren, Katherine. Retrieved "Entry requirements for Accounting and Finance University of Bath".
United States In the United States, the high school diploma is required for entry to college. Year 9 or, year 10 for the majority of students, with examinations being sat at the end. If a student is ill or an unforeseen circumstance occurs that may affect their performance in an examination, they can apply for special consideration from the examination board, to prevent the negative impact of the event on their grade. In other territories edit Current and former British territories : The education systems of current and former British territories, such as Gibraltar, 33 and Nigeria, also offer the qualification, as supplied by the same examination boards. "gcse performance tables: Number of failing schools doubles in a year".
A gcse at C, B, A, A 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 is a Level 2 qualification. Leading universities often take into account performance at gcse level, sometimes expecting applicants to have a high proportion of A and A* grades.