Computer science in EBacc is welcome sign
Computer science is going to become part of the English Baccalaureate - one of the measures used in school league tables in England, it was announced today. It will be included as one of the science options that count towards this measure.
Commenting on the inclusion of ICT in the EBacc’s science pillar, Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) – the organisation coordinating the Bacc for the Future campaign – said:
‘The addition of computer science into the scientific pillar of the EBacc is a welcome sign that Michael Gove is willing to listen to criticism and respond. It also demonstrates that the Government recognises that the Russell Group list of facilitating subjects is a guide to A-level choice and not the final list of subjects in the EBacc. Given the recognition of the importance of the creative and technological industries this decision demonstrates, will Mr Gove now listen to the needs of the creative economy and introduce rigorous creative subjects to the EBacc?’