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    Is OCR Physics easier then Edexcel and AQA Physics?
    The OCR specification seems easier then the other exam boards, but is this really the case?

    If indeed it is easier, does one really need Maths to take Physics only to AS level?

    no, you dont need maths to take physics. What would help is that you were good at maths in GCSE. being good at physics in GCSE doesnt really matter because physics in AS level is mostly maths not much theory.

    I don't think so - the QCA (Qualifications and Ciriclulum (sp) Authority is in charge of ensuring that all specifications meet set critera and that standards are compariable no matter what exam board a school follows. Having said that, each course is presented in a slightly different way to give teachers the oppotunity to decide which course matches their personal strengths and weaknesses and those of their students.

    Maths probably isn't essential for Physics - what is required is that you are mathmatically able. After all, some parts of Maths such as Shape and Space and Data Handling rarelyfeature in Physics (at least not at GCSE Level)

    I will be doing OCR physics without maths AS as well. I heard that AS physics only needs GCSE maths at most.
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    i got an A* for maths and A*A* for science GCSE so that should be OK then.

    do you have any past papers for Physics OCR A you could send so i know what its going to be like ?
    just one or two would be sufficent

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