Scotland's Colleges organises regular subject networks when Computing lecturers get together to discuss curricular issues. There was a meeting on Friday dedicated to the recent HMIe Aspect report for the subject.
I was asked to speak about SQA's response to the report. My presentation [PPT] pointed out the good and not-so-good comments made about qualifications and assessment. My proposed actions included: continueing to try to reduce the amount of assessment, increasing the use of objective tests (and online assessment using SOLAR), and more innovative forms of assessment (using Web 2.0 tools and services). I will take these forward in the New Year. Feel free to use the comment facility if you think SQA should do anything else.
Overall, the report was pretty positive about SQA and the curriculum in general. The main criticism was about teaching and learning, and it was interesting to listen to some of the ideas about how this could be improved.