OCR's "pioneering work" - Gove announces changes to ICT curriculum

Education Secretary Michael Gove praised our UK exam board OCR's "pioneering" work in the field of computer science qualifications, at a major educational technology event in London this week. OCR is currently the only awarding body to offer a computing GCSE.

During a keynote speech at the opening of BETT 2012, Gove announced the scrapping of the ICT curriculum and withdrawal of the Programme of Study from September 2012. ICT will remain a compulsory part of the National Curriculum, pending the National Curriculum review. 

The Education Secretary said he was keen for high-quality qualifications in Computer Science to be developed. OCR was identified as a pioneer in this field.