Why do so few people get A* in computer science?

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According to the OCR Alevel Statistics, only about 3% get an A* in CS. Meanwhile other subjects such as Math have 20% getting an A*. Why is there such as big difference in what grades people get? Surely the exam board would want the percentage of people getting a certain grade be approximately the same so that some courses aren't more easy to get a better grade in than others.
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It depends on the ability of the people sitting the exam to some extent,also other aspects such as maintaining the difficulty of getting a particular grade in each qualification etc. Also maths is a bit of a special case for various reasons so it's difficult to compare with other subjects fairly
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(Original post by spchee)
According to the OCR Alevel Statistics, only about 3% get an A* in CS. Meanwhile other subjects such as Math have 20% getting an A*. Why is there such as big difference in what grades people get? Surely the exam board would want the percentage of people getting a certain grade be approximately the same so that some courses aren't more easy to get a better grade in than others.
Just because fewer people consistently excel but they are more likely to fall in to the ABC category.
Maths has the advantage of definitive answers.

Business studies communication studies English and Eng lang and lit, Geog His and law are down there . Media studies is 1.8%.

I think it has to do with the nature of the course and quality of students.
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