I'm looking at alternative boards to EdExcel for both GCSE and A Level. I would be very grateful for any comments from colleagues on AQA/WJEC/OCR specs. I've glanced at the GCSE syllabus for all three, and it looks to me as though a large amount of assessment for WJEC GCSE takes place between February and May, which puts a lot of pressure on students when they're working towards deadlines for all their other subjects. I can't find the timings for OCR assessments, and it seems as though the AQA syllabus allows more flexibility in running assessments throughout the course. I'm concerned by the negative comments that have appeared in several threads about the inconsitency of AQA moderation and exam results, although EdExcel seems far worse. Finally, I really want out of EdExcel now. Is it possible to teach another board to this Year's cohort (both GCSE and A2)? Again, any advice welcome. Both A level and GCSE results were terrible, all students failed to meet their target and estimated grades, and I need to do something positive now.