I'm pretty sure that exam board's reply would be something along the lines of “ICT students have below average ability...”. If you're really interested in researching this you would want access to: http://www.cemcentre.org/ However, access to most of the information on the site is restricted to subscribers. Ask your sixth form team for a username/password (if your school subscribes). There is some free information on the site, such as a study into the relative difficulties of A-levels but only Computing not ICT is mentioned. But it is true some “traditional” subjects are easy...English Literature for example.