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Computer Science sinking faster than we thought - figures from Scotland just released .....

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by binaryhex, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    https://www.tes.com/news/subjects-rise-and-slide-scotland

    It's official. Highers in Scotland (like A Levels) in Computer Science showed a frightening plunge in numbers last year, approaching 10%. Some of us have been saying that this has been happening for the last two years and will get even worse next year. Meanwhile, as the subject self-destructs, the so-called 'teacher representative' self-congratulatory bodies have their heads in the sand, and continue their tedious ten year debates; is the subject is too hard, how can they attract more girls to the subject, is there too much content to teach, do large classes matter in Computer Science, does the subject belong only in private schools who have the resources, teachers and students etc etc etc etc. Do they ever actually come up with a solution, an action plan, driven by actual teachers in mainstream schools? Now we have a new body destroying the subject in the shape of the NCCE; secretive, unaccountable, slow, headless, pointless directions directed and led mainly by non-teachers, not an academy teacher to be seen, a kind of pinball wizard organisation bouncing around all over the place.
     
  2. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    Management summary:-
    In general
    Entries for any subject that requires factual learning, recall and understanding is plummeting
    Subjects that allow you to faff about and talk unstructured, unsubstantiated bo11ocks are on the up.

    Oh hang on .... Politics entries are on the up, might need a rethink mmmm "Subjects that allow you to faff about and talk unstructured, unsubstantiated bo11ocks "
    No that's O.K. - as you were
     

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