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Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by apmcarthur, Mar 2, 2012.
Calling any experts!
Does this mean the Cambridge Nationals WILL count on performance league tables?
Yes they will, but they will only be equivalent to a maximum of 1 GCSE on the league tables regardless of the qualification size.
If the new DIDA course is accredited... And a student does DIDA and Cambridge Nationals - Will that count as 2 on the new league tables?
I would hope not - and if I were a college or an employer, I'd certainly be asking why someone had done two qualifications in the same subject. It didn't used to be allowed, but I know that there are schools that do both DiDA and ITQ, or both GCSE and BTEC Science, for example, and we all know that it's not done for the benefit of the students.
Well being honest... I'd like to do Cambridge nationals and some sort of computing science gcse or maybe dida and computing science. Surely digital applications and computer science would be considere two different subjects?
We're intending to do Cambridge Nationals for all, plus computing GCSE for an options group. I'm assuming both will then count - the alternative was for the options to do the second half of Cambridge Nat, but that wouldn't count for the tables.
I wouldn't be so confident in assuming that - I don't think it will work out.
That combination should (I think) be OK.
I've asked previously and been told that Nationals / iMedia are an acceptable combination...