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    Hi! I'll be self teaching AS history as well this year.
    Im choosing AQA though, as it's probably the easiest examination board out of those three (IMO :o: )
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    edexcel as they are the most direct and have good resources
    AQA are too wishy washy with their questions and have **** resources plus bad mark schemes
    OCR like giving you a fat booklet and tell you to do 2 questions from a 100 and they have the ******** exam certificates.

    EDEXCEL ALL THE WAY
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    I'm doing Edexcel history and it seems to be the easiest, I did OCR last year and it was hard.
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    I doubt there'll be many who've done more than one (I was about to respond "No one will have done more than one", but then I saw Jinxy's response above), and of course difficulty is very relative, so you'll find it very hard to get a conclusive response to this sort of question OP
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    It is strange with history. Everybody always seems to think their option and board is the easiest! :p:

    If you are doing it yourself, you have the great luxury of choosing which period and area of history you want to study. Then select the most appealing exam board which offers those units.

    They all share way more in common than they have differences so don't get wound up over the choice.
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    Aargh, I was dead set on AQA, but after reading the posts on this thread I'm unsure
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    Sciences- definetly AQA
    History/Humanities- Edexcel
    Maths- OCR/MEI

    Avoid!
    English Lang/Lit- AQA
    Physics - OCR B/A
    Music- Edexcel
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    I would really say Edexcel for humanities too. Did Philosophy edexcel last year compared to AQA this year - Edex is easier. I've also done OCR English which was harder than AQA English. I always found GCSEs on edexcel easier too.

    If you're wondering how i've done both, well i had to change schools and convert exam boards.
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    I did Biology with OCR and got a U, changed to AQA and got a B! I'd Say AQA is by far the easiest the resources are better, you can e-mail them and they reply and the is a wealth of info you can get on their website. I was going to self teach History and I was going to do it with AQA as AQA are the best exam board for private candidates, unit 4 has a c/w and OCR/Edexcel dont let you take their c/w/ modules as a private candidate so I am guessing if you are going to do A2 Hist you will have to do it with AQA. AQA have better options anyway!!!I did all my A Levels with AQA (except geog which was with edexcel) and I am glad i did.
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    For History do OCR... well thats what my History teachers think, over the past 5 years they have done every board possible but have settled on OCR... apparently their marking is the most reliable however they do agree it is more harder then Edexcel... I would think again about doing AQA.... I'd never ever trust History AQA!
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    (Original post by Hippysnake)
    Sciences- definetly AQA
    History/Humanities- Edexcel
    Maths- OCR/MEI

    Avoid!
    English Lang/Lit- AQA
    Physics - OCR B/A
    Music- Edexcel
    This.

    The sciences on Edexcel and OCR were way difficult than the ones on AQA. The AQA physics and chem synoptic (old spec) was bloody mutiple choice for crying out loud! WTF?!

    :nothing:
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    avoid wjec for everything. they provide very little to no support material! unlike aqa/ocr. (in science/language subjects at least)
 
 
 

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