Miles Berry

Debug the curriculum

The ‘new’ computing regime is now well under way but a question mark remains over how inclusive it is as a subject

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We’re two years into the new computing curriculum: it’s still early days, but for those schools that have engaged with computing, much has been achieved already.

We’re seeing an upswing in entrance to university computer science courses, A-level computer science entries are picking up and there’s been a swing from ICT to computing at GCSE.

And yet: the national curriculum sets out a vision of computing for all but how inclusive are we in implementing this?

There are too many schools where the curriculum lacks the breadth and balance it should: not teaching computing, or treating it too ...

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