I've compiled this list of the 10 most difficult GCSEs you can do so you don't have to. If you are interested in a challenge, want to enter a prestigious university or are just doing some research, keep reading. Coming as the tenth most difficult GCSE you can take, we have GCSE English Language. There are a few reasons why this GCSE is on this list, but there are also reasons why it only ranks tenth, too.
The English Language of GCSE is all about demonstrating your writing talent, without having to know too much content. All you need to know are some techniques and how to use them. One of the things that makes GCSE's English Language so difficult is the uncertainty of what might come up on exams. There are some unpublished texts that will be delivered to you, and you are expected to analyze and even compare some of these texts.
Next on my list, we have the modern GCSEs in foreign languages. These GCSEs are different from most other subjects you can take, due to the amount of content and the way they are evaluated. The approval rate of the Spanish GCSE is 70.5%, the German GCSE is 75.2% and the French GCSE is 69.8% (all as of 2011). These pass rates are quite average, but that's because students taking these GCSEs are committed to success.
The only reason why GCSEs in modern foreign languages don't appear on my list is because of the amount of content. In reality, there is not much content in the GCSE version of this topic, and it doesn't go into too much depth either.
GCSE Biologyhas a lot of content you need to know and some difficult techniques you need to understand yourself. Things like meiosis, mitosis and the theory of evolution are where it's easy to get lost.
GCSE Biology has the least amount of mathematics, with only 10% of grades related to mathematics. This can be good or bad, depending on your skill level with mathematics.
GCSE Computer Scienceis a promising GCSE, with more students choosing to take it further than ever. If this is the case, why is it so difficult? GCSE Computer Science combines two skills that wouldn't normally come together.
It is hoped that you can learn a whole new language so that the programs do what you want them to do. In addition to this, you also have to use and apply the problem-solving skills you have learned in GCSE Mathematics. GCSE Computer Science relies heavily on its ability to solve difficult problems, at the same time it can express them in terms of programming language. In fifth place on my list of the 10 most difficult GCSEs, we have GCSE Maths.
This one is a little different from some of the other GCSEs on the list as it is required. This means that even if you're not good at it, you have to do it anyway. Unfortunately for you, GCSE mathematics is hard and not optional, and this is why so many students come to hate it. GCSE Maths presents many different equations and formulas that you should be able to use.
It is a rather complex and interconnected topic, in which the content will be linked to itself in many different ways. One factor that hinders GCSE mathematics is that you have to know all the links between the content. When you take your exams, you have to be prepared for anything that may come up, and many things can come up. GCSE Maths is different from other GCSEs, so you know what will come up.
For example, you know that you have some poems for GCSE English Literature. GCSE Maths has none of that, you just have to know what you do.
GCSE Chemistryis the second most difficult scientific GCSE you can take, only GCSE Biology. Let's quickly review why it's in the middle of the other two sciences, and not at either end. The reason the pass rate is higher is because there are more students who score lower in GCSE Chemistry than in GCSE Biology.
What this means is that most students are achieving more of a C in GCSE Biology than in GCSE Chemistry. If you are looking for pass rates, GCSE English Literature has a pass rate of 72.9%. This is pretty standard, just a normal pass rate for a hard GCSE. The physics of GCSE is best known for its high level of mathematical content and the many equations you must remember.
Not only are there more equations than GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry combined, but you have to know how to use and apply each of them. Right at the top of my list of the 10 most difficult GCSEs, we have GCSE Further Maths. This GCSE is the toughest topic I could ever try, and here's why. GCSE Further Maths presents more difficult content than any other GCSE.
It's hard to understand, and even the best regular GCSE math students struggle to cope with the difficulty. GCSE Further Maths doesn't follow normal GCSE mathematics, as many of you might think. This subject is on another level, with work that you would normally do at level A.
Latinis easy but so boring and Spanish makes me want to cry; however it is easy to learn at least a 5 with little review (just painfully boring). Taking triple science gives you more hours to improve your knowledge of GCSE Chemistry, but the content is also more difficult.
GCSE Chemistry presents a lot of hard-to-understand content with which even the brightest students tend to struggle; however most of the mathematics presented is from beginning level of GCSE so it shouldn't be too difficult for you. Many of the concepts and techniques you have to understand are unlike anything in English language so it can be difficult to succeed in these GCSEs.