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Posted by: Richard Smith
Date: 2 weeks ago
Summary: IT as well as Computer Science?
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'Across the UK, the report found that that only 11% of students in England took GCSE computer science'

I have spent over 2 years talking to teachers about whether it is satisfactory to have dropped ICT as a GCSE and replaced it with JUST a Computer Science GCSE. Read the background here to see what you think.

'More than half of England's secondary schools, 54%, did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16'

My opinion (after 2 years of thought!) is that we should introduce an IT GCSE that includes some coding, programming and computing as well as topics such as spreadsheets, web site development and use of artificial intelligence in business.... Details to follow
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