AQA Chemistry or OCR A Chemistry AND Edexcel chemistry?

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Is AQA Harder? What are the differences in the specification?
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I am going to move sixth form and one of the them have the AQA Syllabus as their exam board.
Could you please let me know what is AQA Chemistry in A-level is like? What are the differences between the OCR A and AQA?
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I am going to move sixth form and one of the them have the AQA Syllabus as their exam board.
Could you please let me know what is AQA Chemistry in A-level is like? What are the differences between the OCR A and AQA?

AQA is a much nicer exam board for chemistry than OCR, the syllabus and exams are much more straightforward.
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My friend did OCR and said that it was so hard the year were complaining so my school have now changed it to AQA.
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Really? Because in my previous school we use AQA for biology and it was horrible- They were really being specific! But I wasn't sure if it was going to be the same with chemistry...
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Is AQA Harder? What are the differences in the specification?
Well it's really not easy to say what's 'harder' as people generally don't experience a particular subject in more than one exam board so it's difficult to compare. Although, some students that have moved from an exam board to AQA say they found AQA more comfortable.
An A level chemistry teacher I talked to said that every exam board has more or less the same content with bits here and there that are taught differently. AQA does have a reputation for being 'friendlier' but that doesn't mean the content is not challenging though the examination may seem a little more pleasant.
If you do however feel the need to pick the 'right' exam board I'd say to look at the coursework/exam ratio and see which one you'd feel you'd perform well in. Also look at past papers of the different exam boards and see what style of questions you prefer.

That being said I would stress that success at A levels isn't down to what exam board you have, I'm sure with hard work + focus + academic abilities, you'll achieve the grades you want whether you sit an AQA or OCR exam
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