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    I'm starting the AS Physics course in September 2009 and have been told it is the Salters & Horners (??!) course.Some have said that OCR Physics was ridiculously easy,but could someone please tell me about the Salters course?

    What was it like?
    Was it very hard? Is it more difficult than OCR? :woo: :woo:

    Thans x :o:
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    QCDA sets out guidelines as to what is acceptable to put in an A-level, which all exam boards must abide by. You'll probably find that content differs very little (and even less in difficulty), and the only differences are in exam structure and the arrangement of topics amongst modules. Furthermore the difference in difficulty is likely to be accounted for in UMS marks, so two candidates of equal ability on two different exam boards will come out with the same grade despite miniscule differences in difficulty/content.

    What I'm trying to say is that it doesn't matter which exam board you're on, you'll do as well on one as on another.
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    (Original post by Baka-chan)
    I'm starting the AS Physics course in September 2009 and have been told it is the Salters & Horners (??!) course.Some have said that OCR Physics was ridiculously easy,but could someone please tell me about the Salters course?

    What was it like?
    Was it very hard? Is it more difficult than OCR? :woo: :woo:

    Thans x :o:
    If you really want to spend your holiday thinking about Salters then this might keep you busy.

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications...documents.html
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    Its the same as Salters and Horners right? If so i did the same course for AS. It was ok, though i hated two or three of the topics, if you study well and stuff you should be able to get a good grade
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    As nuodai said, the exam board and course your school or college chooses to follow makes very little difference. You should decide which subjects you want to do and not concern yourself with which exam board it is until you start the course.

    The difficulty and enjoyability is totally subjective, I don't know if you've seen but previous threads about Salters chemistry have around 50% of people saying 'I hate it, there's so much to learn and it's all so boring' and the other 50% saying 'I love it, it's interesting and logical to learn'!

    You'll generally find that people who don't like a subject wound't have enjoyed it on any exam board and the opposite is true of people who do enjoy a subject. So stop worrying over summer and find out what your course is like in September.
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    O-OK,guys!~ Thanks for the help and advice.
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