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Schools dumping Edexcel GCSE maths in favour of AQA.

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by briancant, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    I tutor lots of students GCSE maths. This year all the local schools seem to have dumped Edexcel in favour of AQA. Is this a trend and is there a reason behind it?
  2. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    I haven't noticed that here, south east London and bits of Kent. Most schools are still doing Edexcel for both GCSE and A level. There are a couple of schools which do AQA for GCSE but they have done that for a while. AQA doesn't seem particularly easier and I am not keen on the multiple choice, especially with such low pass marks.
  3. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    I very much agree about AQA.

    The schools here are all competing with one another and I think because one changed they all did. I did wonder if it was a trend because I normal mark for Edexcel but haven't been invited this year and I thought if numbers were down that would be why.

    I thought the Edexcel paper had perhaps a couple of very difficult questions on that AQA didn't but I may be wrong.
  4. BG54

    BG54 Occasional commenter

    I haven't noticed any particular change around here (NW England) for Maths GCSE, the local secondaries have mostly stayed with the same providers (largely Edexcel with a couple for AQA) for the last 5 or 6 years although OCR Maths A-level has been taken up by one of the big 6th-form colleges (to replace AQA if my memory serves me right).

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