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Switching to AQA

With 100% of the content for GCSE Maths defined by the Department for Education (DfE), the only way we can differentiate ourselves from other exam boards is through our assessment, and our support offering.

To help you spot the difference between teaching GCSE Maths with us, Edexcel, OCR and Educas, we’ve created some ‘ Switching to AQA’ comparison tables.

See how your current exam board compares, in the tables below.

Alternatively, discover all the GCSE Maths resources and support we can offer here

How does AQA GCSE Maths assessment compare with Edexcel?

Key similarities

Key differences

  • 100% of the content and content weighting is defined by the DfE, so it’s exactly the same across all boards.
  • Three papers, each 1hr 30 mins long, each with 80 marks, for Foundation and Higher Tier.
  • Paper 1 is the non-calculator paper, papers 2 and 3 are calculator papers.
  • 10% of the AQA papers will be multiple choice questions.

How does AQA GCSE Maths assessment compare with OCR?

Key similarities

Key differences

  • 100% of the content and content weighting is defined by the DfE, so it’s exactly the same across all boards.
  • Three papers, each 1hr 30 mins for Foundation and Higher tier.
  • Paper 1 is the non-calculator paper for AQA. Paper 2 is the non-calculator paper for OCR.
  • AQA has three papers worth 80 marks each, OCR has 3 papers worth 100 marks each.

How does AQA GCSE Maths assessment compare with Eduqas?

Key similarities

Key differences

  • 100% of the content and content weighting is defined by the DfE, so it’s                  exactly the same across all boards.
  • Paper 1 is the non-calculator paper for both boards.
  • AQA has three papers, each one lasts 1hr 30 mins and is worth 80 marks.
  • Eduqas has two papers, each one lasts 2hrs 15 mins and is worth 120 marks.
  • 10% of the AQA papers will be multiple choice questions.

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