Best exam board papers to improve ability up to Oxbridge interview/AEA/STEP level Watch

Poll: Which exam board is the hardest/best preparation for ox. interview/STEP/AEA
Edexcel (13)
40.63%
International Bacculerate (4)
12.5%
OCR (7)
21.88%
OCR MEI (6)
18.75%
AQA (2)
6.25%
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i think IB would prepare u well .. try it ..
it's "International Baccalaureate" !!
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(Original post by psycho)
i think IB would prepare u well .. try it ..
it's "International Baccalaureate" !!
oh come on- its not the easiest of words to spell! lol

Oh and im really puzzled as to why edexcel is winning the poll- i thought edexcel was the easiest.
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Surely there is more depth in A level maths than IB? IB is just broad.
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sorry !! but IB math HL is about 95% pure math, and 50% of further maths .. plus the TOK and EE are useful for the interview .. the IB math question has more creativity ..
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I voted OCR since they run the actual STEP papers.
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(Original post by Muffin Man)
I voted OCR since they run the actual STEP papers.
Edexcel runs the AEA for maths, so there!
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Edexcel runs the AEA for maths, so there!
Yeah, well the OP wants to be upto Oxbridge standard. STEP is far better than AEA. :p:
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Is AEA easier than STEP 1? Is it easier to get a grade 2 in STEP 1 or a merit in AEA?
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but AEA don't involve mechanics and statistics .. which is one of the issue to be debated ..
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This is all a bit pointless. There's not going to be a significant difference in difficulty between the exam boards, and AEA and STEP are both on the common core of the specification. And A level papers won't help much anyway.
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(Original post by wanderer)
This is all a bit pointless. There's not going to be a significant difference in difficulty between the exam boards, and AEA and STEP are both on the common core of the specification. And A level papers won't help much anyway.
there is a massive difference in physics between Edexcel and IB as i used the IB papers for practice!
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there is a massive difference in physics between Edexcel and IB as i used the IB papers for practice!
Maths on the IB isn't really relevant as it doesn't cover enough compared to A level further maths.
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This is all a bit pointless.
And...? :p:
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And...? :p:
Good point. Hello summer time-wasting!
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