Can't agree more. Let's face it ICT is for dullards who otherwise would certainly have little prospect of a Grade C at GCSE. But perversely for that very reason alone we as a department actually quite like GCSE ICT. It makes our stats look good and that in turn keeps the HoD happy and the SMT happy too 100% pass A-C - nice. And it is that reason that makes me hesitate when trying to introduce a GCSE Computing course which I have no doubt would be popular here - it will introduce confusion and we would get pupils opting for it and getting lower grades than if they took the GCSE ICT (it requires actual work and thinking skills) - and then the HoD would get fired. I mean how ridiculous is all that! We're not going to introduce a course because of job security. Talk about the tail wagging the dog.