A tedious thing which requires undeserving teenagers to compile data and analyse things that they really don't give a crap about and which they have trouble understanding that anyone would give a crap about. Coursework makes up at least 20% of most GCSE grades and is completely unfair because it's not so much about what students know or how clever they are as how they present data and how long their analysis' are.
Teacher: So I'm handing back your draft copies of coursework - it was absolute rubbish, by the way - and I expect it in by tomorrow morning. I don't care if it's your birthday today. I don't care that you have no idea what to do and I don't care if your grandfather's funeral is tonight. You WILL hand in your completed coursework tomorrow or I'll write down that you failed to hand it in and your GCSE grade will never get higher than a C, even if you ace the exam.
by Zacarias_G February 17, 2008
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Contrary to popular belief teachers dont actually enjoy Marking endless amounts of coursework again and again. handing it back then having to mark a load of new shit for 30 students . Also theres the added delight of knowing that 60% of the class copied theres from the internet
"I have 30 Shakespeares essays to mark plus the year 9 exams by next week". "Coursework is a pain the ass
by teacher1232 March 03, 2008
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something that doesn't really gain you any marks at all - teachers just enjoy laughing at you whilst you spend every waking hour frantically doing it, lose your sanity and then, inevitably, your hair.

solution: write copious ammounts of crap to punish the poor sod who has to mark it. mwah hah.
...I have chosen this hypothesis because it is now 3am and my brain has actually just given up, slipped out of my ear and run off with the cat.
by parlez February 08, 2005
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the single, most tedious waste of time ever because:

a it barely counts for anything
b it is stupidly long
c you are alwaya given one night less than you need to do it
and d if i was born one academic year later i wouldnt have to be not doing it now to write this defenition
i got my history coursework today, its due in two days

by willamundo February 06, 2008
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the most torturous thing you can ever be given!
it's given to young innocent teenagers, and builds up and up until you have no control of it, it ends up with a life of it's own, whilst ruining yours and OBLITERATES your free time.
teachers sadistically like to give it to students during the holidays (christmas, summer) and expect it to be done...
i already have 5 pieces due in for tomorow that i havent done!
kev: hey u wana come chill with us tomoro nyt??
tom: nah man, i cant, coursework to do.
by starsinthesky January 02, 2007
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A way to give the less able students a chance at scoring at least over 10% in their final mark through a shitty piece they found on the internet.
'Thanks to Coursework i can get an extra 15 percent, but have no life besides the work.'
by Edd Carr October 25, 2007
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