Education secretary scraps old ICT curriculum, stresses importance of coding

Michael Gove education secretary

“We have asked teachers, tech experts and tech companies to draw up an alternative computer science curriculum”

Education secretary Michael Gove gave a speech at Brighton College where he said that future generations will need to know how to code as well as understand and influence technology, if they are to keep up with the modern world.

This comes after he announced that the government wanted to replace the old ICT curriculum, as it was ‘old-fashioned’ and ‘boring’.

According to Gove: “We have asked teachers, tech experts and tech companies to draw up an alternative computer science curriculum which teaches children how to code – so they can design new applications instead of simply being asked to use tired old software.”

It will be impossible to call yourself educated in years to come unless you understand, and can influence, the changes technology brings,” he added.

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