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Is AQA chemistry a level similar to OCR A? (A-level revision bootcamp)

I have been offered a place on Warwick Universities Chemistry a level bootcamp, however it is focused on AQA rather than OCR A. I need to work on my application skills in chemistry, which is one of the things the bootcamp focuses on. It is over the course of 3 days in the easter holidays, which is so close to exams so i want to maximise my revision and waste no time.
Will it still be worth it to go as I am assuming the courses aren't dramatically different from eachother? Can anyone advise me on the difference between AQA and OCR, and whether it would be worth going to?

Any other bootcamp comes at a very high cost which i cannot afford so this was my best bet.
Original post by xeleanorsmith
I have been offered a place on Warwick Universities Chemistry a level bootcamp, however it is focused on AQA rather than OCR A. I need to work on my application skills in chemistry, which is one of the things the bootcamp focuses on. It is over the course of 3 days in the easter holidays, which is so close to exams so i want to maximise my revision and waste no time.
Will it still be worth it to go as I am assuming the courses aren't dramatically different from eachother? Can anyone advise me on the difference between AQA and OCR, and whether it would be worth going to?

Any other bootcamp comes at a very high cost which i cannot afford so this was my best bet.


"I have been offered a place on Warwick Universities Chemistry a level bootcamp, however it is focused on AQA rather than OCR A. I need to work on my application skills in chemistry, which is one of the things the bootcamp focuses on."

"In addition to subject and exam board specific revision, the bootcamp will provide opportunities for:
Developing approaches to exam strategy
Working with current Student Ambassadors
Gaining insight into study at University of Warwick
University information, advice and guidance sessions"

This does not sound like it will be much of help if doing OCR "A" exams.

"It is over the course of 3 days in the easter holidays, which is so close to exams so i want to maximise my revision and waste no time. Will it still be worth it to go as I am assuming the courses aren't dramatically different from eachother? "

Please use use your common sense right you are sounding very contrary and engaging in a form of self-sabotage.

"Can anyone advise me on the difference between AQA and OCR, and whether it would be worth going to?"

Nope! Though you can find out for yourself by accessing the exam bard and looking at the AQA Syllabus and Past Papers. However in my personal opinion think your be better off using this this to focus on your style of paper. As Sam Horn says it was not Curiosity that killed the cat it was comparison

"Any other bootcamp comes at a very high cost which I cannot afford so this was my best bet."

There are fully funded government bootcamp these though are not for A-levels. It sounds like you or parents/care giver do have funds albeit it may not be a lot but perhaps consider utilising this by investing in a tutor for a couple of hours who can provide tailored assistance for exam applications technique for Chemistry.

If you are having difficulties it because you arr perhaps not recognising aspect of the syllabus behind the questions. It is normally presented in a novel way otherwise most students would get a hundred percent.

Be proactive and create a three day revision cram out this and other things you can discover on yourtube. In my personal opinion the resources for OCR seem better than Edexcel.

The grass is always greener...

Paper strategy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3KSiiYh-PM
Revision
https://www.youtube.com/@mrmurraygreen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk3lFP9GJrc
https://www.revisely.co.uk/alevel/chemistry/ocr

All the best...

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