As an early adopter I've enjoyed it. For the lower ability kids it's pretty challenging, and you can't simply walk them through a programming solution in the same way that you could walk them through a website or similar ICT project. Well, I suppose you could, but not without blatantly cheating and missing the point entirely. The mark scheme has too many marls for design and testing for my liking, but it still beats death by screenshot. I agree that some programming tasks are clearly geared towards VB type languages, but equally others are clearly geared towards CLI applications. Because you can take your pic of programming tasks that isn't an issue. We're running ICT and Computing both. I'd steer my non-mathematical students towards ICT as those without good logic and problem solving skills will find Computing hard. That said, I'd not turn anyone away if they were determined.