General Chat Thread, What ICT course is being taught in your School in General; Hi, we are using the very crappy OCR National (GCSE equivalent) course at our school. My colleagues and I have ...
16th March 2009, 10:24 AM #1
What ICT course is being taught in your School
Hi, we are using the very crappy OCR National (GCSE equivalent) course at our school. My colleagues and I have been saying for a while that this is a crap course. My 11 year old daughter in Primary could do this course. And new OFSTED have recognised that this course is crap and want it scrapping. Our Further Education establishments in the area will not recognise the GCSE equivalence of it.
Do other schools use this, if not, what do you use?
Also, with all these Diploma's about, how there's no transparency between result equivalents. One could get a GCSE in ICT with the OCR (my dog could pass it) and someone has worked on A GCSE and gained the same award. Now you will get people saying, "it's horses for course etc.", but what a load of crap!
Last edited by KWestos; 16th March 2009 at 10:37 AM.
16th March 2009, 11:10 AM #2
They should be teaching computing as a technical subject not a glorified movie maker course.
16th March 2009, 11:24 AM #3
Originally Posted by Jiser
16th March 2009, 11:46 AM #4
We're on the same course here, and although I don't know too much about it I do hear the ICT teachers complaining constantly.
I study part-time towards my HNC and this is through Edexcel, and I can honestly say it's the biggest load of crap I've come across in education. I feel like I've learnt nothing new!
16th March 2009, 12:34 PM #5
They do both DIDA and OCR here. they seem as bad as one another.
16th March 2009, 12:53 PM #6
- Rep Power
We opted to deliver the ECDl here, it is equivalent to a GCSE if all 8 modules are passed and at least teaches them useful skills.
16th March 2009, 07:57 PM #7
OCR A Level ICT
16th March 2009, 08:16 PM #8
These looks really good GSCE equivalents. and will save a packet in exam costs, loads of moodle course material too:
What are the Ingots? | International Grades - Open Technologies
moodle example (login as guest):
Last edited by CyberNerd; 16th March 2009 at 08:18 PM.
17th March 2009, 08:16 AM #9
We do the OCR "The Spoonfed guide to ICT" Nationals - and not surprised we get a 100% pass rate
Also have the Ingots as well AFAIK
Used to do the DIDA course but that got thrown out the window quickly
17th March 2009, 08:33 AM #10
Yeah, they do it here - but I think their thinking of changing when the new diplomas (don't quote me - only what I hear!) come into force.
17th March 2009, 10:56 AM #11
OCT, DIDA and they have done CIDA and TRIDA
I did an HNC (2 evenings, 2 years classes) and found I didn't learn much at all.
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