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Exams ‘useless’ for computer science, say experts

Computing experts have questioned the future of the subject in schools after Ofqual launched a consultation on plans to...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Computer science GCSE will be exam-only until 2020

Computer science GCSEs will continue to be assessed purely on exams until 2020 after tasks from the test were...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Botched computing test won’t count towards final GCSE grades, Ofqual confirms

A 20-hour non-examined assessment in computer science will not count towards pupils’ final GCSE grades in 2018 or 2019...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Computing teachers to get 40 hours of training to upskill

Computing teachers without qualifications in their subject will receive at least 40 hours of continuing professional development through an...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Budget 2017: £100m National Centre for Computing to train 8,000 new teachers

The government will train 8,000 extra computer science teachers at a new £100 million National Centre for Computing, Philip Hammond...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker