UK ICT Curriculum
Ideas about what might be included in KS3 and GCSE courses for computing and ICT post Sept 2012. May 14
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In future, the only non-GCSE qualifications to be recognised in school and college performance tables for 14- to 16-year-olds will have been judged to be high quality and rigorous. They will provide the majority of students with access to a range of study and employment opportunities. This follows Professor Alison Wolf’s review of the current performance tables system, which she found inadvertently prioritised school performance table positions over pupils’ future prospects.
Exam Board Options
In March 2012 we sent an information pack to every head teacher of a state maintained secondary school in England, in order to explain the strategic opportunities they would have from September 2012 to develop Computer Science as a rigorous academic component within a reformed ICT curriculum. Identifying the right strategies to ensure success is of paramount importance. The supporting materials in the information pack provide comprehensive information that will help head teachers and school governors make the right decisions.