What do you think are the best exam boards for different GCSE's?

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What do you think are the best exam boards for different GCSE's? WJEC? AQA? OCR? Edexcel?
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AQA for everything!
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I did edexcel maths and all i know is that it's the hardest exam board for maths- not sure about anything else. don't quote me on this i haven't got any evidence I've just been told by various people!

I find AQA to be the best in terms of question style etc, thats just my preference

i don't like WJEC tbh!
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Maths - Edexcel (Don't know why but a lot of schools use it)
English - Cambridge IGCSE (Again, loads of schools prefer this exam board)
Science - AQA (Pretty obvious most popular exam board for science)
Geography - AQA (Again a lot of schools prefer this exam board)
Religious Education Edexcel (Majority of people doing RE are doing the Edexcel exam board)
French (Mix between Edexcel and AQA)
That's all the subjects I do so yeah.
WJEC seems to be the most hated exam board due to their high grade boundaries, I hated doing them in Year9.
Easist Exam board has to be Edexcl, the RE Exam questions are a joke it just takes a little bit of memorization, questions are repeated year in year out. I guarantee this year's exam paper will have a question worded differently from last years exam.
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How are we supposed to know how AQA Maths works for example if we've only done edexcel :erm:
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the worst is OCR they always over complicate things
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AQA
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I’d say it’s a mix between EdExcel and AQA. My school mix AQA, EdExcel and OCR. OCR tends to be seen (stereotypically maybe?) as the easy way, whilst AQA and EdExcel seem to have better content and fair(er) grade boundaries. OCR History B’s grade boundaries are absolutely ridiculous and most people hate the course for that reason. I’d say EdExcel or AQA for languages, AQA for Religious Studies, definitely AQA for Science, AQA or Cambridge IGCSE for English — I’ve never looked at EdExcel Maths, but AQA seems pretty fair in difficulty. For Computing, OCR is most definitely the easiest exam board however, there was a large "cheating fiasco" for the A452 coursework which has made it a little difficult this year because OCR ended up pulling a few of the coursework options. I’ve never really liked OCR for anything.

In general, if it’s AQA or EdExcel — they’re good. Never liked WJEC.
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I’d say it’s a mix between EdExcel and AQA. My school mix AQA, EdExcel and OCR. OCR tends to be seen (stereotypically maybe?) as the easy way, whilst AQA and EdExcel seem to have better content and fair(er) grade boundaries. OCR History B’s grade boundaries are absolutely ridiculous and most people hate the course for that reason. I’d say EdExcel or AQA for languages, AQA for Religious Studies, definitely AQA for Science, AQA or Cambridge IGCSE for English — I’ve never looked at EdExcel Maths, but AQA seems pretty fair in difficulty. For Computing, OCR is most definitely the easiest exam board however, there was a large "cheating fiasco" for the A452 coursework which has made it a little difficult this year because OCR ended up pulling a few of the coursework options. I’ve never really liked OCR for anything.

In general, if it’s AQA or EdExcel — they’re good. Never liked WJEC.
Just out of curiosity, why is AQA Science a lot better than Edexcel (I'm on Edexcel and thought the majority of people were too)?
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I did AQA for everything apart from Maths which was Edexcel and Geography which was OCR
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(Original post by Zeetingman)
Maths - Edexcel (Don't know why but a lot of schools use it)
English - Cambridge IGCSE (Again, loads of schools prefer this exam board)
Science - AQA (Pretty obvious most popular exam board for science)
Geography - AQA (Again a lot of schools prefer this exam board)
Religious Education Edexcel (Majority of people doing RE are doing the Edexcel exam board)
French (Mix between Edexcel and AQA)
That's all the subjects I do so yeah.
WJEC seems to be the most hated exam board due to their high grade boundaries, I hated doing them in Year9.
Easist Exam board has to be Edexcl, the RE Exam questions are a joke it just takes a little bit of memorization, questions are repeated year in year out. I guarantee this year's exam paper will have a question worded differently from last years exam.
Spot on - exactly the same exam boards for each subject as my school (except IGCSE French but some lower sets did AQA)
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Deffo AQA for science because there's so much recourses for it on the internet. Doing Edexcel is a pain, although there's a lot of course overlap between it and aqa it's not the same
But edexcels website is nicer.
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How are we supposed to know how AQA Maths works for example if we've only done edexcel :erm:
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It's all subjective anyways so.... :confused::rolleyes:

(Original post by iEthan)
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History OCR B is a pain.... :mad:
The grade boundaries for OCR latin are pretty terrible too- 90% for A* last year I think. So so so dead.
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Edexcel is the best exam board - especially for Maths, Science and RE
From personal experience, OCR is the worst overall.
AQA has the worst time management - especially in English and Business Studies.
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Imo AQA is the best overall


But I HATE their history course. OCR's is much more interesting I think.
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(Original post by turn-to-page394)
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It's all subjective anyways so.... :confused::rolleyes:



History OCR B is a pain.... :mad:
The grade boundaries for OCR latin are pretty terrible too- 90% for A* last year I think. So so so dead.
LATIN grade boundaries are AWFUL! They scared me… You’re right about History though.
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(Original post by lubna1998)
Just out of curiosity, why is AQA Science a lot better than Edexcel (I'm on Edexcel and thought the majority of people were too)?
AQA Science tends to be a lot fairer in terms of grade boundaries, also people tend to like the course content a lot more than EdExcel. Although, I suppose it’s all down to personal preference!
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(Original post by cooldudehjhjwbjd)
What do you think are the best exam boards for different GCSE's? WJEC? AQA? OCR? Edexcel?
AQA for everything except maths! AQA are definitely best for sciences - many people say they're the hardest but the layout of the course is also the best. Our school does AQA everything else too except maths so I haven't really seen the layout/topics for other subjects on other exam boards...

Maths however.... Definitely think Edexcel is the best! I hate the way AQA maths is laid out!
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I do:

AQA- English, History, RS
Edexcel- Maths, French (igcse)
OCR- Latin
CIE- Triple science

AQA RS is the best, but english sucks (CIE is easier)
CIE sciences have fairly low grade boundaries, e.g.- physics 65% is an A.
I always felt that AQA was like "if your answer's not on the mark scheme, it's wrong"... but for RS they can't do that because it's a matter of opinion.
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wish I did aqa for science. OCR 21st century is the worst
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