Are Edexcel easy, or are OCR difficult? Watch

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karl_corrick
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Last year I completed my GCSEs, and for the two years that I took Business Studies, I really worked my back-side off and I honestly thought that i had achieved an A grade, at least.
In comparison, at the beginning of year 10 I signed myself up for an extra GCSE in Statistics, however, since I couldn't make it to after school classes, I had an overall attendance record of 5%. Yes, 5% over two years. That's about 4 lessons that i turned up for, out of about 80. I honestly thought that i would achieve a D grade at best, but probably would come out with a U. The statistics paper was with EDEXCEL.

When it came to results day, I had got a C Grade for both courses.

Is this because OCR are really difficult? At my new sixth form, 14 A grades and 5 A* grades were achieved for AQA Business Studies, wheras at my old school, only 1 A was achieved at OCR Business.

Now I am studying Business and Economics as an A-Level, and my class has 4 A* students, and 11 A Grade students in, however I am one of the top three achievers in the class. The examining board is EDEXCEL for this as well.

To me, this suggests that the OCR papers were more difficult, and/or a lower proportion of high grades were awarded.

What do you think of the difference in examination boards? :confused:
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Well depends on the syllabus. I personally know that OCR B for Physics, is the least academical subject in the world. To get 70/100 you do not really need a knowledge of physics at all.

So it varies.
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yeh i agree it depends on the subject becos everyone always tells me that ocr bio is easier than edexcel.
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Well depends on the syllabus. I personally know that OCR B for Physics, is the least academical subject in the world. To get 70/100 you do not really need a knowledge of physics at all.

So it varies.
I don't think that you can call OCR B the least academic subject in the world because it is a Physics syllabus. Now, think about these subjects...sociology, psychology, health and social care, leisure and tourism (need I go on?). I got into Cambridge with OCR B and they hate non-academic subjects. QED.
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OCR seems to be easier in every subject except maths
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Whether it was due to shoddy teaching (or not); GCSE Business Studies last year (Edexcel) seemed an oddity in terms of difficulty level.

People predicted A/Bs achieved Ds. No one achieved an A* within my entire year group (2 groups of 25 people), and some of us were clearly at that standard.
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