There was never anything wrong with computer science in the first place
Posted: 14 Feb, 2014
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As an ex teacher of computer studies/science to GCSE and A-level students, I witnessed the abandoment of computer studies and programming in the mid 1980s and the introduction of ICT courses, which were little more than word processing and spreadsheet courses. I was appalled at the time, but the argument was always that '...you don't need to know what's under the bonnet of a car to drive it...'. Now it would seem that once again things have come full circle. People have forgotten (or are not aware) that programming was taught successfully in schools previously, so they should stop behaving as if this is a new idea by Mr Gove.