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    So I just learnt today that in Computer Science, 2.3% of students who take OCR computer science get A*s, while on AQA 3.6% get A*s.

    As a Y11 student, why is this the case? That's quite a big difference and its making me scared as i'll be doing OCR (Im doing AQA at GCSE)
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    So I just learnt today that in Computer Science, 2.3% of students who take OCR computer science get A*s, while on AQA 3.6% get A*s.

    As a Y11 student, why is this the case? That's quite a big difference and its making me scared as i'll be doing OCR (Im doing AQA at GCSE)
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    Because OCR anything is absolute cancer, questions lack information, clarity or depth so they're often open ended and too broad with a too specfic mark scheme.
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    Because OCR anything is absolute cancer, questions lack information, clarity or depth so they're often open ended and too broad with a too specfic mark scheme.
    And this is why I can't pick up marks in computing... Wish I was on AQA :moon: They always seem to have their idea in mind and never seem to express it in the question...
    Officially though the reason will be that cleverer people took AQA, and hence more of them will get A* but given they look at SATs scores when thinking about such stuff it's a load of rubbish!

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    And this is why I can't pick up marks in computing... Wish I was on AQA :moon: They always seem to have their idea in mind and never seem to express it in the question...
    Officially though the reason will be that cleverer people took AQA, and hence more of them will get A* but given they look at SATs scores when thinking about such stuff it's a load of rubbish!

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    Oh **** man...Im in y11 taking AQA for GCSE and now I really don't want to take OCR for A-Level, I really need an A* in computing
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    Oh **** man...Im in y11 taking AQA for GCSE and now I really don't want to take OCR for A-Level, I really need an A* in computing
    Sorry! AQA really is much nicer but unfortunately we don't get to choose our exam board so the only thing we can do is try our best!

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