Exam boards

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    Hi, could anyone give me any advice/suggestions on which exam board to take for A-level chemistry (being self taught)?

    Are you planning on sitting the exams at the end of it?

    The problem you'll find is with the practical endorsement aspect of the UK specifications, which is a compulsory part of the course (and also useful in preparation for the exams, which will include practical based questions).

    If you're not planning on sitting the exams, then study them all: they all have good bits and bad bits and bits that they focus on more than each other, e.g. OCR A does structure determination from NMR which OCR B doesn't, but B has biochemistry that A doesn't and AQA has covalent character of ionic bonds that neither OCR spec has.

    All in all, they're all equally rubbish and good at the same time. I like OCR A, but that's because I also work for the exam board.
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