A level biology OCR A or B specification?

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I am taking biology, chemistry and sociology for A level. I'm confused which exam board I should do for Biology and Chemistry, OCR A or B?
which is easier and more focused on the specification rather than applying knowledge to the real world?

Im a mature student with an undergraduate degree in economics 2:1, but im hoping to have a change in career, either medicine or pharmacy. I have never taken chemistry or sociology A levels but i have taken biology AS level only, i dropped it in A2 and did not take the exam.

I have 2 weeks work experience in a GP surgery, hoping to get some more.
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I am taking biology, chemistry and sociology for A level. I'm confused which exam board I should do for Biology and Chemistry, OCR A or B?
which is easier and more focused on the specification rather than applying knowledge to the real world?

Im a mature student with an undergraduate degree in economics 2:1, but im hoping to have a change in career, either medicine or pharmacy. I have never taken chemistry or sociology A levels but i have taken biology AS level only, i dropped it in A2 and did not take the exam.

I have 2 weeks work experience in a GP surgery, hoping to get some more.
I don't think it's a difference between easier or harder but OCR A is taken way more by students than OCR B. I don't think I have ever met an OCR B student. OCR A would probably be easier to learn only because there are way more resources online help you. Also, if you want to do medicine have you considered a GEM at a uni that takes into account any degree like Nottingham?
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(Original post by sss11112233)
I am taking biology, chemistry and sociology for A level. I'm confused which exam board I should do for Biology and Chemistry, OCR A or B?
which is easier and more focused on the specification rather than applying knowledge to the real world?

Im a mature student with an undergraduate degree in economics 2:1, but im hoping to have a change in career, either medicine or pharmacy. I have never taken chemistry or sociology A levels but i have taken biology AS level only, i dropped it in A2 and did not take the exam.

I have 2 weeks work experience in a GP surgery, hoping to get some more.
I think OCR B biology is more human biology compared to OCR A
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I don't think it's a difference between easier or harder but OCR A is taken way more by students than OCR B. I don't think I have ever met an OCR B student. OCR A would probably be easier to learn only because there are way more resources online help you. Also, if you want to do medicine have you considered a GEM at a uni that takes into account any degree like Nottingham
Ive looked into GEM, but i heard its more competitive than standard entry. I'm going to try standard entry for 2021 entry, if i cant get in then i will try GEM with st georges, nottingham, southampton and warwick.

i did very bad in GCSE maths with C grade, so my options are very limited. Can anyone suggest how i can overcome this?

thank you!
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Ive looked into GEM, but i heard its more competitive than standard entry. I'm going to try standard entry for 2021 entry, if i cant get in then i will try GEM with st georges, nottingham, southampton and warwick.

i did very bad in GCSE maths with C grade, so my options are very limited. Can anyone suggest how i can overcome this?

thank you!
GEM is more competitive than standard entry hence why most people apply for a mix of GEM and the standard 5 year course so that's always an option for you
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