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What do people think? I would rather do one which is 100% exam based.
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Id say OCR was 'quite' easy for Sciences in genral, but have never done OCR Chemistry. But WJEC what I do is apparently the hardest according to my teacher. (So why we do it ? )

I doubt many people have done 2 sylabuses in one subject, and its probably a bit subjective too.
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Anything apart from OCR Salters.
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Yeahh, i agree. But i suppose what i'm asking is how people have found their exam board. Someone told me that OCR was one of the hardest... I dont really know if it would be better to have cw or 100% exam based sylabus.
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OCR Salters is disgusting.
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Heh, yeah you're gonna get a lot of "definitely not x". So I'll join in: definitely not Edexcel Nuffield. *shudder*
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im doing OCR spec. A and i find its pretty good to many exams though

4 exams 4 hours 15 mins worth for As that was insane!
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In my Welsh college we do WJEC Chemistry....

I don't do it, but from what my friends say it's very difficult....
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I do AQA Chemistry and to be honest it is pretty easy...
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I'm doing Salters and I don't think it's very good. There's two textbooks and they're very waffly and confizung. For our assesment there's 2 exams (75min and 90min) and a practical thing and an "open book" which is pretty much a massive comprehension exercise.
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(Original post by Sun!)
Id say OCR was 'quite' easy for Sciences in genral, but have never done OCR Chemistry. But WJEC what I do is apparently the hardest according to my teacher. (So why we do it ? )

I doubt many people have done 2 sylabuses in one subject, and its probably a bit subjective too.
ive done WJEC and AQA for maths. In wales practically every school does WJEC. Over the summer i did C1,C2,C3 FOR wjec, did all past papers etc. Then my school decided they were going to change to AQA, so had to do a little bit extra. I think they covered similar content, but emphasis was on different things - in WJEC i think exactly the same questions come up every year, and it is more prove this is this, whereas in AQA there is more flow to the questions - as in you use part a and b to find the answer for c - i like that, also there is great emphasis o graph work. For further pure modules - they are completely different though.

For chemistry - WJEC is considered the easiest
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Edexcel Nuffield wins worst board hands down.
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(Original post by P_Ben21)
What do people think? I would rather do one which is 100% exam based.
me too, i hate practicals!
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(Original post by claire_bear90)
I'm doing Salters and I don't think it's very good. There's two textbooks and they're very waffly and confizung. For our assesment there's 2 exams (75min and 90min) and a practical thing and an "open book" which is pretty much a massive comprehension exercise.
yeah its a piss take, wish i never took salters...

luckily for next years lot they scrap the open book ****
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Edexcel Nuffield wins worst board hands down.
Ditto
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(Original post by PindropSilence)
luckily for next years lot they scrap the open book ****
What!!!? :eek: That's so stupid - we had to put up with it this year, so next years should have to as well!
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Sooooo, Edexcel then??
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Edexcel Nuffield wins worst board hands down.
i do OCR Salters which is terrible, although apparantly the actual content is mroe interesting, the layout of it is SOO annoying

i think any exams which include the words "salters" or "nuffield" are crap,
which is why SNAB biology is so bad!

whats so bad about edexcel nuffield?
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(Original post by Sun!)
Id say OCR was 'quite' easy for Sciences in genral, but have never done OCR Chemistry. But WJEC what I do is apparently the hardest according to my teacher. (So why we do it ? )

I doubt many people have done 2 sylabuses in one subject, and its probably a bit subjective too.
just goes to show that you dont do OCR chemistry because it is NOT the easiest. Its the best but by far the hardest.

and i also agree with edexcel nuffield and ocr salters being a pile of ****e.
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i absulutly HATE ocr salters chemistry! especially the coursework! urghhh... but i have to stick with it! -.-

i heard nuffield was the hardest chemistry A lvl... dono for myself though coz i dont do it

but i imagine AQA would be quite nice, seeing as though it was great to do Double Away GCSE Science ( i loved that only 2 coursework and rest exams(3) )

but ocr salters...are crap!
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