The Department of Education have today opened consultation on the scrapping of the ICT programme of study and associated attainment targets.
The DfE are asking for your opinion on the following questions:
1a) Do you agree with the Government’s proposal that the statutory Programmes of Study for ICT should be disapplied in maintained schools in England from September 2012?
1b) Do you agree with the Government’s proposal that the statutory Attainment Targets for ICT should be disapplied in maintained schools in England from September 2012?
1c) Do you agree that the statutory assessment arrangements for ICT at Key Stage 3 should be disapplied in maintained schools in England from September 2012?
2a) What would be the likely impact in schools of disapplying the existing Programmes of Study and Attainment Targets?
2b) How might this vary between different types of school or differentially affect different groups of pupils?
3a) Do you agree that schools should be encouraged to deliver a more challenging, rigorous, discipline-related curriculum in ICT, especially by focusing on the foundational principles and practices of computer science?
3b) How can schools be best supported to engage with the ICT industry and subject associations in curriculum development, in order to develop innovative and creative approaches to ICT teaching, including the teaching of computer science?
4) Do you have any other comments you would like to make about the proposals in this consultation document?
You can have your say and respond to the consultation online on the Department for Education website. You have until the 11th of April 2012 to submit your response.