All the opinions here are worthy of expression in the Consultation process. Believe me when I tell you that I am no DfE stooge, but on this occasion I reckon it makes sense to contribute genuinely-held views about the future of the subject, then at least we can't complain that we never had a chance. I've said my piece online anyway. My major concern is that little will change at KS4 because 'GCSE equivalent' ICT course are too embedded in most schools' performance figures for SLT to contemplate any radical changes. Because these courses will stay I could see many schools insisting that Y9 remains the MS Office nursery slopes for the traditionally dull KS4 core. Innovation and change may well happen in Y7 & 8 but there's a real danger that it will come up against the brick wall of A*-C performance tables by Y9, especially if SLT are not computing specialists.