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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    I was looking at AS-Chemistry AQA papers and they look much easier than AS-Chemistry WJEC papers, just not fair at all. And the difference between them is huge!
    Same here, AS Maths on WJEC is harder than Edexcel and WJEC AS English Langauge (Wales) is at least twice as hard as AQA AS English Langauge.

    I really don't see how WJEC can get away with this
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    (Original post by Laughh3)
    Same here, AS Maths on WJEC is MUCH harder than Edexcel and WJEC AS English Langauge (Wales) is at least twice as hard as AQA AS English Langauge.

    I really don't see how WJEC can get away with this
    And it must be the word on the mark scheme, a slight variation and they won't give you the marks; it's complete bullsh*te.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    And it must be the word on the mark scheme, a slight variation and they won't give you the marks; it's complete bullsh*te.
    It's funny because the old-spec chem papers for WJEC were quite good, then the new spec came and :innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent: me.

    It's probably gonna be :innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent: again this week and in the summer.

    I think all the exam boards were ordered to make chemistry and biology more maths intensive; the funny thing is though that people who took A Level further maths struggle at times with the calculations in chemistry; the buffer ones can get quite tricky
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    OCR - their mark schemes are a complete ****ery
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    (Original post by Laughh3)
    WJEC by far.

    AS Maths:

    -Add things which Edexcel don't even cover at AS
    -Terrible layout of exam paper

    AS English Language:

    -Give 1h 45 mins for a paper which should be 2h 30m
    -AQA gives 1h 30 mins for the first question of WJEC's 1h 45min paper (and doesn't have another question) whereas you've only got 1h 45 min to do the 1h 30 min AQA question and another 20 mark question with WJEC

    Moral of the story:

    AVOID WJEC (Wales spec)
    Also, just discovered that unlike other boards WJEC doesn't include the statistical tables in their formula booklet and you or your school/college has to PURCHASE them.

    Makes things difficult if self-studying.
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    I think I speak for everyone when I'm saying AQA are the coolest, professional most nice Exam board.

    Ocr on the other hand -________________________________ _________________-
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    AQA just love to change the rules of the exams for languages perhaps every two weeks or so... makes it difficult to learn how to do things as it's likely they'll decide against allowing you to do that in the real thing

    OCR are just nazis when it comes to exam timings... you want me to write a History essay in 20 minutes? Ok then Also, just putting "candidates might write *insert very vague point here*" on a mark scheme makes it incredibly difficult to come to a mark if you're doing it yourself
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    WJEC actually hasn't been that bad for me so far, but they can be awful sometimes. Last year at GCSE, we were the last cohort to sit Spec B for Geography and my teacher took pride in telling us that all the marks he gave pupils for their coursework were 100% accurate. They apparently never got adjusted when moderated externally. I had either 45/46 out of 50 (A*).

    ll, cue me looking at my individual module grades in August and noticing my coursework grade was a B. A B is still good so I was obvs still chuffed with this grade, but I couldn't believe they brought my coursework grade down 2 whole grades...

    Also, I'd like to add that their timings for GCSE History are stupid. And Welsh.
 
 
 
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