Axing the ICT GCSE was 'throwing the baby out with the bathwater', says CAS chair Simon Peyton Jones

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Axing the ICT GCSE was 'throwing the baby out with the bathwater', says CAS chair Simon Peyton Jones

ICT course 'needed a good hard look' but the requirements of many students are now not being served

The way that computing is taught in schools is undergoing a radical change, and not before time, says Prof Simon Peyton Jones, technologist, researcher at Microsoft and chair of the Computing at Sc...

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