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GCSE Computer Science
The specifications for GCSE Computer Science can be taught from September 2013. Click below for the full details.
Edexcel GCSE Computer Science
These new curricula have been developed to respond to concerns over the lack of computer programming knowledge, a skill which is becoming more important in business and STEM.
You can read some of the reports and recommendations about this change below:
• Recommendation 7 of the Royal Society report ’Shut down or restart? The way forward for computing in UK schools’ (January 2012)
• ‘Computer Science: A curriculum for schools’ produced by the Computing at School (CAS) Working Group (March 2012)
• ‘Computing: Programmes of study for Key Stages 1–4’ (draft) published by the Department for Education (July 2013)