Are Edexcel easy, or are OCR difficult? Watch
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?
So it varies.
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.
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.