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My school just switched to OCR because it is easier. I am curious as to if this is true
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My school just switched to OCR because it is easier. I am curious as to if this is true
GCSE or A level?
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GCSE or A level?
A-level, sorry should have said
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A-level, sorry should have said
No worries, just makes it easier to answer
At A level there is a relatively large difference between AQA and OCR, especially in comparison to GCSE. The way in which it is assessed mean different skills are required. For example, AQA uses 1 on-screen exam where you will be coding etc. iirc and 1 paper exam, whereas OCR has 2 paper exams instead. Because similar skills will be required for each paper then in this case OCR could be considered easier (although equally, it could be easier to administrate!)
It also depends on your strengths and weaknesses. For example at GCSE OCR's controlled assessments are much more vague, so for the top students then OCR would be better as it can result in lower grade boundaries, however for lower ability students AQA would be easier as the tasks are much more explained.
There's other factors as to what your teacher could mean in regard to easier as well, so really as we don't know what specifically she was talking about then it's difficult to tell. The course content itself won't be easier, but the way in which the course is assessed, or other similar things might be
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