OCR chemistry vs. Edexcel chemistryWatch
I know that no one has probably done both exam boards/experience of both and they are probably pretty similar but in my opinion, the edexcel content seems slightly harder than OCR A level for chemistry. I did OCR GCSE chemistry last year and so would it probably be easier for me to get a grade A in OCR chem rather than edexcel because I did it for GCSE so it's kinda a better follow on and the content seems to ease you in better to A level rather than edexcel due to the topics in the first module?
So sorry if you think this is a silly question because some of you will probably think that no one has experience of both exam boards, both boards are very similar or that it depends on the person but please help. Thanks x
It sounds like you should do OCR A chem, its really fun (i have no life btw ).
So yeah the OCR people did some additional complicated calculations which to be honest went straight over my head and I was pretty happy I didn't have to do it. I would recommend edexcel chemistry and if you live anywhere near Harrow do the Harrow revision course for it as my AS year had the Vice president of edexcel teaching it, obviously this best thing that ever happened to my chemistry life!
Hope this helps
Personally, if you are considering doing chemistry at a higher level, I'd recommend not doing OCR (or just not being an idiot and deciding to do direct entry) and doing Edexcel instead. If you are planning on quitting Chemistry after A/AS-level then OCR was a great board and I really did enjoy the course. Hope this helps!