Category Archives: Curriculum

The internet cannot be trusted, right?

Oh dear, yet another internet-bashing story circulating today, following Demos research. See this BBC report Is the internet re-writing history? Since when were distortion, lies and propaganda a unique feature of the internet? You only have to look at reports … Continue reading

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Employers don’t care for your league table ranking

Schools say they act in the interest of students. Schools push pupils through quasi-vocational qualifications that give two or more ‘good’ GCSEs… HELLO, schools… Employers. Don’t. Want. To. Know. Continue reading

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ICT is Facebook innit!

A recent study by Microsoft revealed at BETT earlier this month, found a staggering 71% feel that they learn more about computers and technology outside the classroom than in it. Indeed, 82% of 16 to 18 year-olds in education already use Facebook every day… the implicit, underlying curriculum model sets no vision for ICT, no rigour. It’s trivial! Continue reading

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Where to with KS3?

What should schools be doing?

For a start, we should be looking at the “big picture” of ICT in the real world. For example: 3D in games and films; robotic production lines; privacy in the age of Facebook… Continue reading

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The problem with Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is in the doldrums and it doesn’t look like it will be rescued any time soon…. KS3 ICT is dull, dull, dull. Continue reading

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