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Hi!!

So, I was wondering if anyone had experience in switching schools in year 10. Especially to a different exam board.

I currently do the following subjects (all Edexcel IGCSE):
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Math
English literature
English Language
French
RS
ICT
History
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Further Maths





In the school that I'll be going to I'll probably be doing the following:
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Math (Edexcel GCSE)
Further Maths (AQA)
Biology (AQA)
Chemistry (AQA)
Physics (AQA)
English Language (Edexcel GCSE)
English Literature (Edexcel IGCSE)
History (Edexcel IGCSE - exact same options)
Geography (Edexcel IGCSE)*
French (AQA)
Economics (Edexcel IGCSE)*
Statistics (Edexcel GCSE)*

or

Math (Edexcel IGCSE)
Biology (Edexcel IGCSE)
Chemistry (Edexcel IGCSE)
Physics (Edexcel IGCSE)
French (CIE IGCSE)
History (Edexcel IGCSE - different options)
English Language (AQA)
English Literature (AQA)
Geography (Edexcel IGCSE)

* Means I haven't done it and to be decided.





Okay, so what I wanted to know was the effects of switching exam boards, especially English and maths. Also, I understand that for GCSE English you have to memorise the quotes for all the texts, is it as bad as the non-calculator paper in maths?

Also, (I've seen the syllabus) I wanted to know what people's thoughts were on AQA vs IGCSE Edexcel/ GCSE Edexcel Science was like.

Thanks!
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999tigger
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi!!

So, I was wondering if anyone had experience in switching schools in year 10. Especially to a different exam board.

I currently do the following subjects (all Edexcel IGCSE):
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Math
English literature
English Language
French
RS
ICT
History
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Further Maths





In the school that I'll be going to I'll probably be doing the following:
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Math (Edexcel GCSE)
Further Maths (AQA)
Biology (AQA)
Chemistry (AQA)
Physics (AQA)
English Language (Edexcel GCSE)
English Literature (Edexcel IGCSE)
History (Edexcel IGCSE - exact same options)
Geography (Edexcel IGCSE)*
French (AQA)
Economics (Edexcel IGCSE)*
Statistics (Edexcel GCSE)*

or

Math (Edexcel IGCSE)
Biology (Edexcel IGCSE)
Chemistry (Edexcel IGCSE)
Physics (Edexcel IGCSE)
French (CIE IGCSE)
History (Edexcel IGCSE - different options)
English Language (AQA)
English Literature (AQA)
Geography (Edexcel IGCSE)

* Means I haven't done it and to be decided.





Okay, so what I wanted to know was the effects of switching exam boards, especially English and maths. Also, I understand that for GCSE English you have to memorise the quotes for all the texts, is it as bad as the non-calculator paper in maths?

Also, (I've seen the syllabus) I wanted to know what people's thoughts were on AQA vs IGCSE Edexcel/ GCSE Edexcel Science was like.

Thanks!
They are all much of a muchness. As you are only 2 months into the syllabus of a 21 month course, then loads of time to catch up.
You might want to work hard from now until the ned of Jan to make sure youve caught up though. You would have far bigger issues if it was year 11.
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Since you're switching now that you're in Y10 you should be fine. Just in case make sure to talk to your new teachers and check with them any topics they might have already covered that you haven't done.

Best of luck!
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Anonymous #1
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Okay, thanks!

(Original post by mariohamasaki)
Since you're switching now that you're in Y10 you should be fine. Just in case make sure to talk to your new teachers and check with them any topics they might have already covered that you haven't done.

Best of luck!
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They are all much of a muchness. As you are only 2 months into the syllabus of a 21 month course, then loads of time to catch up.
You might want to work hard from now until the ned of Jan to make sure youve caught up though. You would have far bigger issues if it was year 11.
I'll be joining in January though.
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999tigger
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Okay, thanks!




I'll be joining in January though.
Doesnt matter. No reason you cant start learning the syllabus now. Not a big deal.
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Doesnt matter. No reason you cant start learning the syllabus now. Not a big deal.
Okay! Thanks!
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I actually found Edexcel IGCSE easier than AQA. I just think the questions are worded so much better.
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