Which exam boards do you like/dislike/hate?Watch
AQA is alright too. I don't do any Edexcel or WJEC exams so I can't comment on those.
CIE because it's obstructive and uncooperative with queries.
OCR because from my experience they word their questions terribly.
Edexcel because their marking is dodgy and they sometimes take money for a remark without actually remarking the paper (in my experience).
AQA because it's pretty straightforward and they do at least remark your papers.
Like AQA because they seem to make resources the most accessible.
Edexcel's exams are okay but I dislike that they represent the commercialisation of A-level examinations.
if you use extra paper there is no whole punch either so you can't tag your work in
AQA - best format imo and best resources, especially for geography and biology. Sometimes, their wording is a bit... off.
Edexcel - they're OK, but not a huge fan of chemistry. The format of the papers is good, but there seems to be a slight lack of resources (like no official textbook for the course? Never got given one).
OCR - the worst exam board. Had them for maths and the paper was weird. Looks fairly old style too.
I did have WJEC for GCSE English, but don't really have an opinion.
Pros: grade boundaries are soooooo low!!!! for example, on average maths A* = 130s/200
whilst sciences are usually 30s/40s out of 60 for A*
im not sure if this is just luck but a lot of my examiners are quite generous, i do quite well on exams i thought i've failed
oh and im not sure if it's an exam board thing or school decisions but we get year 10 exams, year 11 january exams and year 11 summer exams so it's distributed and not shoved to the end of the year
cons: for one it's an exam board
it's the only exam board to offer welsh, so consequently welsh is compulsory in wales -_-