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Is computing a core subject?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by outdoormaths, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. outdoormaths

    outdoormaths New commenter

    Is computing a core subject? Are you assessing it and entering data like you do for Eng, Maths and Science?
  2. jago123

    jago123 Established commenter

  3. MikeTheKnight1

    MikeTheKnight1 New commenter

    Certainly not a core subject where I teach! It's still only a foundation subject isn't it?

    We are assessing and recording data by means of physical and digital portfolios. With that said, I know a few schools that simply see no need to assess computing.
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  4. burntoutteacher

    burntoutteacher Occasional commenter

    Yes it is core now. Our only assessment is once at the end of the year, which is 1,2,3,4 or 5 depending on attainment. 1 = significantly below, 2 = working towards etc.
  5. MikeTheKnight1

    MikeTheKnight1 New commenter

    Is there anything out there that points to Computing being a core subject now? It would certaintly help my case when trying to promote the subject! However I've not heard it mentioned since Computing arrived in September 2014?
  6. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

  7. michaelt1979

    michaelt1979 Occasional commenter

    Computing never has been core, nor ICT, and neither are at present.
    There was some confusion brought in around the time of the National Strategies when the foundation subjects' programme of study were disapplied, except for ICT. However, it did not become a core subject, and still isn't.
    Of course, whether you choose, as a school, to promote it beyod other foundation subjects is up to you.

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