Russell Group Universities recognise Computing Qualifications as Essential / Useful for courses
Computing, News
Charlie Love
December 4, 2013

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The  24 Russell Group universities, which include University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow, have released their “Informed Choices” guidance for Post-16 Education and Computing (and in the future Computing Science) has a new position in the guide as being recognised as essential or useful for a wide variety of courses. This is a significant development for Computing Science and the position of the subject in the curriculum moving forward.  It also is recognition of the work carried out by the HE, FE and Schools sectors in developing the new Curriculum for Excellence courses to more closely relate to the needs of further study of Computing Science in HE.

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This version now includes Higher or Advanced Higher Computing (and, in future, Computing Science) as “Essential” for:

  • Some Computing/Computer Science degrees
  • Teacher Education degrees

and as “Useful” for :

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • All Computing/Computer Science degrees
  • Economics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering (General)
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Optometry (Opthalmic Optics)
  • Orthoptics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Sociology

at all 24 Russell Group universities.

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