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UK are scrapping ICT GCSE and A Levels from 2017. We need 100,000 signatures to petition this. We recognise the need for 2 qualifications in ICT and Computer Science. Businesses still require use of ICT skills and students will not have much of these if the gcse is scrapped. Joint Council for Qualifications figures show the number of pupils sitting GCSE ICT in 2015 was 111,934 – an increase of more than 15 per cent. This tells us that students want to do ICT and enjoy it. I am a Computer Science and ICT teacher at a school in Crawley, UK. Please sign the petition attached.

http://schoolsweek.co.uk/government-to-scrap-gcse-and-a-le…/Sign herehttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111693
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Until this year my school only offered a btec now it is a GCSE, from what I have heard it is nothing like Computing at Uni, you mainly do Excel work and things with no relevance to modern day like Adobe Photoshop CS6, if it was updated to a more relevant course for example coding (not just a questionnaire on python) then it would be much more desirable
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Done, despite ICT being considered a useless subject, I did A-level ICT and found it extremely useful, as nowadays it is necessary for people to be proficient in dealing with databases, spreadsheets etc.
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Computer Science GCSE is a separate qualification to ICT. Python, coding etc is Computer Science, not ICT and that exists already. My Yr 10s, for example are studying both qualifications. They are completely different and meant to be. ICT is using the software, spreadsheets, databases, animation, websites, sound editing, video, desktop publishing. The GCSE ICT needs to be updated in the theory side, totally agree, but the practical side is useful skills that employers look for in job adverts.
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