Edexcel vs. AQAWatch
I do agree though the AQA papers seem more "led" , the questions are a lot shorter and there's more part-questions.[/font]
edexcel often have 5+ mark q's which seems absent in the AQA question papers.
As far as I am concerned, I have only done Edexcel and from my point of view, since I have seen some AQA and OCR papers, I'd rather stick to Edexcel... I mean, I had a choice of taking either AQA or Edexcel at the beginning of the year, since I was almost going to teach myself, so basically Edexcel appealed more to me than AQA, probably the format of the exams and the wide variety of Mechanics modules which I like... Basically I would say the higher Edexcel Mechanics Modules are real killers, you won't want to do those if you're going for further Maths, however generally speaking C1-C4 is almost the same accross the few exam boards.
Oo this is a tricky one, I don't think for all subjects Aqa is easier, I think for languages the Edexcel course is a lot easier, however for subjects like maths, Aqa is a definately harder, because some further maths modules im doing, like fp4, which is supposed to be linked to a first year degree module, edexcel don't even do it, so I would say it is totally dependant on which subject good luck with ur transition lol
I was always under the impression that FP1 to FP4 (for AQA) was just FP1 to FP3 (for EDEXCEL) spread out over 4 modules....
Could you fill us in with some arguments then?
of course he/she can't because edexcel is the harder board.
I can answer most of the questions of AQA FP1 - 4 though , AQA does have a bit more than Edexcel in it's four modules such as improper integrals but not as much as an additional unit would suggest.
The FP1 module for AQA can basically be ignored - pretty much everything in it is covered in more detail in the later further pure modules. Since it's an AS module it doesn't really make sense to compare it to the corresponding Edexcel module.
Dunno in my view AQA are 10 times better because i find thier questions are more clear, i am revising Physics with edexcel and am almost going insane because when i do a past paper i go to mark it and some of thier answers dont seem to make any sense at all. But thats just my view, you should complain to the school about this transition as studying for you A2 exams is probably going to be more difficult if you change exam boards.
Also, for C1, you don't have to learn about circles until C2, but in AQA you have to learn it. So, I guess that's good
Although, I can't make an overall judgement on the exam boards because I haven't seen ALL of their papers for myself..
Only difference is how they present the question