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Computing - Compulsory?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by TheAdviser, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Well, my interpration of the recent announcements is as follows:

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    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">ICT will remain compulsory at all key stages and
    will be taught at every stage of the curriculum.[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">The current programmes of study for ICT,
    including the attainment targets, will not apply from September 2012
    (subject to consultation).[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">Schools are free to innovate and to use their
    creativity to teach ICT in ways that really meet the needs of their pupils
    and to adopt a range of effective practices.[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">For KS4 industry will be involved in the
    development of new Computer Science GCSE courses.[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">Schools will remain accountable for meeting the
    needs of their pupils with regard to ICT through the OFSTED inspection process.[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">The position of ICT usage throughout the
    curriculum is to be strengthened.[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">The development of new courses at all levels
    should include a greater emphasis on ICT systems and programming i.e. 21st
    century technology related knowledge and skills to fit them for the
    workplace.
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    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">New schemes of work must be flexible and able to
    adapt to changing technology.[/LIST]



    <ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal">Despite headlines this is NOT about computer
    science for all though aspects of CS will need to be covered in modern
    schemes of work at appropriate levels.[/LIST]
     
  2. That'll teach you to use Word for proofing!
     

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