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I want to do biology, chemistry and psychology in A-levels and I was wondering what the best materials to get are for each subject and what resources to I could use to understand the materials.
Also what’s Edexcel and aqa? I’ve been seeing it a lot.
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Why do you want to take these as a private candidate? Taking Science A levels as a private candidate is very expensive as you still have to find an exam centre willing to accept you for the assessed practicals./


There are 4 exams boards whose specifications are approved for teaching in English state schools: AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel and OCR. All of them offer the main subjects but there isn't a huge difference between them in content as they all have to satisfy the requirements Ofqual lays down.
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(Original post by Astrorace)
I want to do biology, chemistry and psychology in A-levels and I was wondering what the best materials to get are for each subject and what resources to I could use to understand the materials.
Also what’s Edexcel and aqa? I’ve been seeing it a lot.
Have you not heard of exam boards during GCSE?

Its like OCR, WJEC, all the others but with different content and question styles
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I didn't do GCSES but I did the equivalent. I just moved to the UK so I'm considering A levels. Thanks for replying
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I didn't do GCSES but I did the equivalent. I just moved to the UK so I'm considering A levels.
A level biology and chemistry both have something called "practicals" which are a place you are assessed. You would, as said above, have to find somewhere willing to let you use their materials, chemicals, etc and assess you, which could be expensive. Are you in the age range to transfer to a UK school? Otherwise if you want to go to uni, there are access courses. What are your plans/ideas?
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