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Which A Level Biology exam board and spec?
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wantmorenow · 06/03/2022 13:30

Marking some mock A level papers today and am totally fed up it. some of the questions are just plain stupid and some of the mark scheme answers are barely related to the questions.

If I could change the exam board which ones do you suggest to avoid and which are actually good.

I feel that my students have good knowledge but the exam is not fairly testing this - rather it's guess what we want answered in the way we want it.

Oh and they use gender instead of the word sex in the mark schemes - WTF!

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hedgehogger1 · 25/03/2022 08:15

I'm with AQA but I think it's the same with all of them...

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Iveonlygoneanddoneit · 01/05/2022 10:51

Which exam are you with currently?

There are slight differences with each exam board for example AQA has set required practicals and OCR doesn’t. AQA has 25mark questions and OCR doesn’t ….

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wantmorenow · 04/05/2022 07:04

Currently doing Edexcel Biology A Salters-Nuffield. Hate it. Loved WJEC.

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Iveonlygoneanddoneit · 05/05/2022 06:59

The Edexcel one is the worst one I’ve had the pleasure of teaching. So convoluted! Switch to one that has more available resourcing.
either OCR or AQA but pick based on the kids you have as the AQA one has the extended essay.

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