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KS4 - 'Core' Non-GCSE Computing - Is it needed?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by johncollinswork, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. johncollinswork

    johncollinswork New commenter

    My school has introduced a non-GCSE Computing lesson for all Key Stage 4 pupils. All year 10 and 11 will do one lesson a week of general Computing. I am not aware of many other schools doing this, so does your school teach non-GCSE Computing to everyone? and if so, what do you cover?
  2. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    I assume this is a home grown course which exists to meet the nc requirement to offer computing. Never heard of this. Seems a waste of lessons which could be used for students to improve their gcse grades.
  3. johncollinswork

    johncollinswork New commenter

  4. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    They need to offer computing at year 10. A lot of schools carefully group options to ensure that computing is never chosen and thus they get away with not teaching computing at all in any form in ks4.

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