Computer Science will never take off in the way ICT did. It is a niche subject that few students would wish to learn To suggest that ICT can or should be replaced by CS is a false notion. As HOD of ICT/Business with Departmental raise online score of plus 6.7 (the highest in the school) I know the importance of ICT taught as a discrete subject at KS3. The myth that any one can teach ICT because they can do simple tasks in word or PowerPoint, will result in whole scale digital illiteracy in schools. In my present school we get large numbers of IT illiterate children arriving in KS3 from countries in which ICT is not part of the NC. These children are massively disadvantaged as they have no core skills in ICT and also have little confidence learning new ICT skills. This is a prerequisite skill in most jobs and must be developed in schools. The average teacher is not particularly good at ICT. The absence of work on most VLE's from many subjects will confirm the fact that many teachers are almost digitally illiterate and are unwilling to update their IT skills. On the subject of raise online ICT as a GCSE subject has a difficulty rating only slightly below History and French. Using the “Raise online criterion” ICT is not an easier subject than most other GCSE’s. That inconvenient truth is ignored by Gove at el. I agree it needs to be reformed at KS4 but not scrapped.