WJEC Computer Science submitted for accreditation
16 July 2012
WJEC has designed a new qualification, GCSE Computer Science, to address the concerns expressed by the Royal Society and the Computing at School Working Group about computing education in the United Kingdom. It will be a linear specification, available in both England and Wales.
How do computers work?
The new specification will offer students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the way computers work, and to create and review computer programs for real-life purposes based on their own interests. It will encourage them to create their own games, applications, and other systems, rather than simply use those designed by others.
WJEC’s GCSE Computer Science qualification is awaiting accreditation from the regulators. It is hoped to make it available for first teaching in September 2012, with the first award in 2014.
Further details, including the specification and sample assessment materials, will be published online once the qualification has been accredited.
In the meantime, please visit the Computer Science subject page to register for subject-specific updates.
For further details please contact
Ian Carey - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5137
Dafydd Wyn - Communications Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5102