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    French writing assessment - Healthy lifestyle

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    • Essay length: 429 words
    • Submitted: 19/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Rachel Forest 04/02/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) medbh4805 01/01/2012
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    Compare and contrast the Functionalist and Marxist views of society.

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    • Essay length: 949 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Matthew Wilkin 09/03/2013
    • Reviewed by: (?) cwhite 19/03/2012
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    Youth is just a biological stage" evaluate this claim

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    • Essay length: 988 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Why did so many people die in the 2010 Haiti earthquake?

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    • Essay length: 1206 words
    • Submitted: 16/01/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Price 29/03/2013
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    How does Steinbeck present the character of Crooks in the novel 'Of Mice and Men'?

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    • Essay length: 2739 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 20/05/2013
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    All people have a right to their own opinions but not the right to force them upon others

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    • Essay length: 544 words
    • Submitted: 30/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    French gcse writing controlled assessment - school life

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    • Essay length: 1247 words
    • Submitted: 27/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sarah Benson 01/01/1970
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Throughout the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth together demonstrate how ambition can turn a loyal soldier into a bloodthirsty murderer

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    • Essay length: 1296 words
    • Submitted: 03/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 20/05/2013
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    NVQ level 2 unit 2 Business Administration. Worksheet on Principles of providing administrative services

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    • Essay length: 3138 words
    • Submitted: 01/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 01/05/2013
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The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is a qualification which students sit at the age of 16. Most students are entered for 8-10 subjects at GCSE although there are some schools where individual entries number 12 or 13 subjects. University admissions tutors and employers are more likely to be impressed by the more moderate range of good grades which show application and commitment.

There is quite a lot of work in each GCSE so it's always advisable to plan for that and make sure you can cope with the workload. In the vast majority ofschools GCSE Maths, English Language and Science are compulsory and the other subjects you will be entered for will be options that you choose from a range offered by the school (in some establishments a language is also compulsory and in others, Religious Studies too). All in all it's worth taking a lot of time in Yr 9 identifying those which you have to take, and then finding out as much as you can about the others before choosing your options.

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