Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Looking to sit A level maths exams next year, which exam board should i do it with?
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LS28)
    Looking to sit A level maths exams next year, which exam board should i do it with?
    Edexcel, definitely.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LS28)
    Looking to sit A level maths exams next year, which exam board should i do it with?
    Not AQA
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Mei fam
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Thanks for the replies.
    Probably a stupid question but what makes one exam board 'better' than the other? surely the content accross all exam boards are the same, or does it differ?
    Ive just done edexcel IGCSE so i was leaning towards edexcel
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LS28)
    Thanks for the replies.
    Probably a stupid question but what makes one exam board 'better' than the other? surely the content accross all exam boards are the same, or does it differ?
    Ive just done edexcel IGCSE so i was leaning towards edexcel
    Content varies when you go up to the higher modules, standardised in the lower modules. But Edexcel is better because it's more popular so a lot more resources available for you to use when self-teaching.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    yeah ill go with edexcel then.
    How much time you think is needed for a decent grade A/A*? Ive just done IGCSE maths, didnt really do it properly i work full time and only started learning the content/revising around 3-4 weeks before the exam. I came out with a B. before this year i hadn't done maths for 7 years.
    sorry for all the questions.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LS28)
    How much time you think is needed for a decent grade A/A*?
    Honestly no idea, varies wildly depending on the person and their situation - find out what's right for you.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Not Edexcel, I wish I was on AQA as my GCSE math and FM are with them
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AfcFob)
    Not Edexcel, I wish I was on AQA as my GCSE math and FM are with them
    I wouldn't risk AQA after MM03 and PC3 this year
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AfcFob)
    Not Edexcel, I wish I was on AQA as my GCSE math and FM are with them
    Would it not make sense for me to do it with edexcel considering ive just done gcse with them?
    Do you dislike edexcell because its so different to the syle you were used to with AQA GCSE?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ValerieKR)
    Honestly no idea, varies wildly depending on the person and their situation - find out what's right for you.
    Just out of curiosity, what works for you? didnt do gcse properly so i guess i havent found what works for me yet..
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LS28)
    Just out of curiosity, what works for you? didnt do gcse properly so i guess i havent found what works for me yet..
    I'm not a great sample - I suspect an honest answer would push you in the wrong direction.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LS28)
    Would it not make sense for me to do it with edexcel considering ive just done gcse with them?
    Do you dislike edexcell because its so different to the syle you were used to with AQA GCSE?
    Basically, I don't like the style of question and yeah it makes sense to stick with the same exam board... It's a personal preference
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Ask the question, for which board are there most number of resources around
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zacken)
    Content varies when you go up to the higher modules, standardised in the lower modules. But Edexcel is better because it's more popular so a lot more resources available for you to use when self-teaching.
    It's more popular because it's boring and formulaic as ****, making it the easiest syllabus around. For some real maths, do MEI or AQA.
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HapaxOromenon3)
    It's more popular because it's boring and formulaic as ****, making it the easiest syllabus around. For some real maths, do MEI or AQA.
    Those aren't going to be real maths either. Stick with the easiest exam board so you can ace it without any work and spend all your time looking up and going through undergrad lecture notes and using your time to do actual proper maths.

    I appreciate that MEI or AQA have a better approach to maths then Edexcel, but it's still A-Level and shite compared to proper maths.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zacken)
    ...but it's still A-Level and shite compared to proper maths.
    #MMath
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
    Useful resources

    Make your revision easier

    Maths

    Maths Forum posting guidelines

    Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here

    Equations

    How to use LaTex

    Writing equations the easy way

    Student revising

    Study habits of A* students

    Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

    Study Planner

    Create your own Study Planner

    Never miss a deadline again

    Polling station sign

    Thinking about a maths degree?

    Chat with other maths applicants

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.