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Maths and Computing Colleges ?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by tokyoprince, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Can anyone please explain to me why some schools misleadingly describe themselves as a "Maths and Computing College"? I have come across two recently, they are schools, not colleges, (they don't even have a sixth form), and they certainly don't teach Computing.
  2. Cynical I may be. However, Many Heads may have just wanted the cash Specialism brings. This has been the case in a variety of schools.
  3. Yes, it's a euphemism meaning "bog standard comprehensive". There are many others.
  4. Only so many schools within a local area can have each specialism 'Arts', ' M&C', 'Sport' etc.
    My past school picked Maths & Computing. I was therefore asked to teach Computing as they had to re-bid for the status. They had no interest in Computing and I was constantly fighting a losing battle. Luckily I now have a job in a college teaching Computing.

    Moral of the story....take no interest in 'specialisms', they are just a money making exercise.
  5. The status is nothing to do with whether they teach Computing (some do, some don't), it's merely the SSAT's word for "ICT" which presumably they didn't believe the wider world would understand. In the SSAT "mission statement" (ugh) for the specialism it refers to ICT or "computing-related" courses rather than Computing itself.

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