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    Planning to take Biology as an independent candidate, living in Asia atm. Thoughts? My impression is that CIE is marginally more difficult for science subjects. Also leaning towards Edexcel because you don't actually need to carry out any experiments (vs. CIE paper 3), please correct me if I'm wrong. I taking as a private candidate whose last experience in a biology lab was something like 6 years ago, so. So if I took CIE I'd need to find some way to acquire practical experience at a lab somewhere, which would be difficult.

    Also, Edexcel allows resits by Unit, while CIE doesn't (gotta retake the whole AS/A2), so I'm being prudent here.

    I'm quite confused by some aspects of Edexcel though, I can choose to register with my local British Council for GCE 2008 A levels, GCE 2015 A levels, or IAL (the international one). Which do I pick? Presumably the GCE ones are the same ones taken by British students and IAL is catered to Internationals like myself, so I'm not sure what to decide on.

    Would love some advice!!
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