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    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!
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    They should be teaching computing as a technical subject not a glorified movie maker course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiser View Post
    They should be teaching computing as a technical subject not a glorified movie maker course.
    HERE HERE!

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    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!

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    They do both DIDA and OCR here. they seem as bad as one another.

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    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.

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    DIDA
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    OCR A Level ICT

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    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):
    http://theingots.org/courses/course/view.php?id=4
    Last edited by CyberNerd; 16th March 2009 at 08:18 PM.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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