Are exams in Oct/Nov harder than those in May/June?

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I'm asking this because the results statistics released by Cambridge show that a greater percentage of students get As in the May/June examination sessions as compared to Oct/Nov. You can see for yourself here:

June 2013 Results:
http://www.cie.org.uk/images/145227-cambridge-o-level-results-statistics-june-2013.pdf
November 2013 Results:
http://www.cie.org.uk/images/163315-cambridge-o-level-results-statistics-november-2013.pdf

Taking Chemistry as an example:
43% getting A or above in June
21.3% getting A or above in November

I plan on taking the exam for Sociology, English and Commerce this coming November, but am hesitant as my chances of getting an A are lower.
 
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I've heard so as well but if you're well prepared u'll do good in any exam. Try solving the Oct/Nov past papers and the May/June ones too, I personally dont see a wide difference in the difficulty levels of the two exams. Some times the Oct/Nov ones actually seem easier but then again, it depends on your preparation. I've also heard that people who are undergraded in the May/June examinations or fail to get a good grade re-appear in the Oct/Nov session and they're performance is usually below average and therefore so is the overall result (meaning: less ppl get As and A*s) and it 'seems' that the paper was really tough when it really wasn't but then again these are all things I've 'heard' and you should always take calculated risk. Prepare well in whatever session you appear and you'll do great IA :) Best of luck from my side (y)
 
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... Your response adds absolutely nothing to the discussion at hand.
Yes, it does actually. People try to find an easier way to get an A or an A* (or whatever grade they consider good) but they miss the point of actually studying. It's not about the grades, it about actually understanding something new that's out of the ordinary. So if you've studied the syllabus thoroughly and you have an interest in the subject, it won't be hard for you either way.
 
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I have heard that October November examinations are taken by majority of those candidates who are reappearing. I don't see huge differences of levels of hardness between papers take in both months and sometimes October Novembers papers seem to be much more easier. The best thing you can do is follow the syllabus and do pastpapers :)
 
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I'm asking this because the results statistics released by Cambridge show that a greater percentage of students get As in the May/June examination sessions as compared to Oct/Nov. You can see for yourself here:

June 2013 Results:
http://www.cie.org.uk/images/145227-cambridge-o-level-results-statistics-june-2013.pdf
November 2013 Results:
http://www.cie.org.uk/images/163315-cambridge-o-level-results-statistics-november-2013.pdf

Taking Chemistry as an example:
43% getting A or above in June
21.3% getting A or above in November

I plan on taking the exam for Sociology, English and Commerce this coming November, but am hesitant as my chances of getting an A are lower.

Defiantly take English in oct nov. I did it and got an A super easily I'm really sure you can do the rest. I honestly recommend go for it if you feel you'll be able to complete the syllabus and practise all the pastpapers
 
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