which a level economics exam board is the hardest Watch

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AQA
i heard it has a full multiple choice paper which sounds easy but is harder than it seems
EDEXCEL
it has multiple choice which requires a good explanation to get marks followed by big mark questions on sources
OCR
most questions around source no multiple choice or big marked questions but hard still

as i will be studying edexcel i want to know which is hardest
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Probably AQA it's always hardest for most subjects
OCR is usually the easiest
Ignore what i said previously
It has seemed to cause outrage on this thread
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Probably AQA it's always hardest for most subjects
OCR is usually the easiest
Oxford and Cambridge prefer AQA qualifications because they are so thorough
Why are you resurrecting a thread this old and have you any evidence at all for these assertions?
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Why are you resurrecting a thread this old and have you any evidence at all for these assertions?
just trying to help someone out
and yes ring/email the uni if you want evidence :/
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Probably AQA it's always hardest for most subjects
OCR is usually the easiest
Oxford and Cambridge prefer AQA qualifications because they are so thorough
That's not true at all.
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Actually, many schools now teach the AQA baccalaureate as many universities have become interested in it
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ring/email the uni if you want evidence :/

Since some Cambridge Colleges don't even ask Economics applicants for Economics at A level ( http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...rses/economics ) and Oxford don't even mention it (http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...and-management ) for Economics so I strongly doubt they care which specification you study. Please don't make wild assertions as some people take them seriously.
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Actually, many schools now teach the AQA baccalaureate as many universities have become interested in it
The AQA Bacc is mostly a wrapper containing other qualifications, which do not have to be AQA qualifications. You could obtain it with 3 A levels from other exam boards.
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Since some Cambridge Colleges don't even ask Economics applicants for Economics at A level ( http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...rses/economics ) and Oxford don't even mention it (http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...and-management ) for Economics so I strongly doubt they care with specification you study. Please don't make wild assertions as some people take them seriously.
this wasn't specific for economics students
I was speaking in general
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(Original post by RuqayyahAli)
this wasn't specific for economics students
I was speaking in general
The OP asked about Economics.

Since Cambridge University runs OCR it seems unlikely that they prefer AQA's A levels.
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okay, let me rephrase myself
AQA makes up a larger, possibly the largest percetage of qualifications awarded (you may check the OFQUAL website)
For this reason it can be described as a more ''prestigous'' qualification compared to say, WJEC
By no means will any university reject you or chose you over other students who have done AQA but although it is not out rightly said , it is a more widely recognised and favourable qualification
I was trying to help someone out...why would I lie?
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(Original post by RuqayyahAli)
Probably AQA it's always hardest for most subjects
OCR is usually the easiest
Oxford and Cambridge prefer AQA qualifications because they are so thorough
Biggest load of *******s I have ever heard.

AQA is easy except biology in comparison to other boards.
OCR is easiest for physics.
Edexcel is easiest in chemistry.
CIE is hardest in math.
wjec is a joke.
(Original post by Compost)
Why are you resurrecting a thread this old and have you any evidence at all for these assertions?
Cambridge do not specify anywhere which exam board they prefer.

oops wrong user.


Anyway OP if you are the best out of all the test takers for your exam board you will max ums out regardless.
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okay, let me rephrase myself
AQA makes up a larger, possibly the largest percetage of qualifications awarded (you may check the OFQUAL website)
So more people doing it makes it more prestigious? Really?

Where exactly is this on the OFQUAL website? As ever your posts are full of assertions without any evidence. If you look on the exam board websites you can see that the picture is a lot messier - for instance nearly 3 times as many people took Edexcel A level Maths ( http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...Family=A-Level ) as AQA A level Maths (http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...lts-statistics ). Not that I would argue that either was more prestigious on tha basis.
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[QUOTE=Compost;54507963]
(Original post by RuqayyahAli)
okay, let me rephrase myself
AQA makes up a larger, possibly the largest percetage of qualifications awarded (you may check the OFQUAL website)/QUOTE]

So more people doing it makes it more prestigious? Really?

Where exactly is this on the OFQUAL website? As ever your posts are full of assertions without any evidence. If you look on the exam board websites you can see that the picture is a lot messier - for instance nearly 3 times as many people took Edexcel A level Maths ( http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...Family=A-Level ) as AQA A level Maths (http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...lts-statistics ). Not that I would argue that either was more prestigious on tha basis.
Yes, it does make it a better recognised qualification AKA more prestigious
Now please go and find someone else to correct because I am tired of this
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