Monthly Archives: April 2014

Whatever Happened to Computing in Wales?

Two years ago, Wales was leading the way in the Computing revolution in schools.  Now it’s falling behind the rest of the UK.  What happened?

2012 was an exciting year to be involved in schools education in the UK, with Wales being no exception.  By 2013, the Welsh ICT Steering Group had reported to the Welsh Government with an ambitious set of proposals, at the heart of which was the bold assertion that:

“Computing should be integrated into the curriculum as the fourth science, served by a mandatory Programme of Study, and receive the same status as the other three sciences”

Now, in 2014, the situation appears to be one of chaotic stagnation.  And, if that combination appears oxymoronic, just take a look …

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