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    A misunderstanding?

    You've been learning the wrong spec. Major issue.

    (Original post by Dooderman)
    It appears that the current AQA exam specification for both AS and A2 that will be sat within a few months is post-2014.

    However, the textbooks I have been using date to 2012. The question I have is, are there any functional differences between the two, or is it just a misunderstanding?
    There are no A level exams for the new spec this summer. Exactly what are you planning to take this summer:
    • Subject?
    • AS?
    • A2?
    • AS and A2?

    (Original post by Dooderman)
    It's not about this summer. My textbooks are all dated 2012. The AQA website for my subjects says the current specification for the summer exams is post-2014.

    Physics, Chemistry, Biology at both AS and A2 are the subjects I am taking this summer.
    I don't understand what you mean by 'it's not about this summer'. Which textbook you should be using depends entirely on when you are taking your AS and your A2/A level exams.

    If you are taking AS and A2 this summer then you have the correct textbooks. The new ones only apply to the new AS this year and A levels from next year.

    (Original post by Dooderman)
    By "it's not about this summer" I meant that the post-2014 spec. wouldn't be introduced this summer, but on 2014

    I know about the new specification being introduced this year - that's the one only AS exams are available for.

    What I mean is this - if you look on the right side, it says "Specification for exams from 2014." This is what has me confused, because all my textbooks are dated from 2012, whilst the exams I will be taking are for the specification "for exams from 2014."
    You are fine. There have been marginal changes to the modular spec since 2012 but nothing that would warrant a new text book. They are sidelined in the 2014 specification and (having had a quick flick through) are almost all administrative.
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