OCR B, Salters Chemistry: is OCR the hardest Exam Board for AS and A-Level Chemistry?Watch
I've been told by teachers/students etc. that chemistry on the OCR Exam Board is the hardest in terms of content, knowledge and exams in comparison to studying Chemistry on the Edexcel or AQA Exam Boards at A-Level, for example. Apparently OCR is a difficult exam board anyway in terms of "level of difficulty" in exams, but I'm wondering, from those who have taken A-Level chemistry and are on the OCR B exam board, just how hard is the content covered? And how hard are the exams?
I obviously haven't taken the Chemistry exams from other exam boards so can't really make a fair comparison, but I would say that the course prepared me very well for studying Chemistry at uni, I perhaps was a little further ahead than others - possibly indicating that the course is a bit more challenging, but definitely worthwhile if you're considering doing a degree related to Chemistry.
If you look at the grade boundaries for the as exams 2016 and compare them with those of OCR A chemistry, you'll get what I mean. The grade boundaries were visibly lower with OCR b