Thursday, 31 October 2013

Computer Science review

I commenced the (mini) review of HND Computer Science today, when I visited Napier University in Edinburgh and spoke to a couple of members of staff about this new award and how it articulates with their own degree courses.

The key questions I need to answer are:

  • do you support the existence of this qualification in principle?
  • does the title match the contents?
  • what changes, if any, need to be made?
  • what is essential to include in this award?
  • if Maths needs to be included, what sort of Maths?

It was a very useful meeting and I got clear answers to each of these questions.

I plan to speak to lots of different stakeholders over the coming weeks, after which I will compose a short report to summarise my findings. Once I've done that, we (SQA) will consider the best course of action.

Contact me directly if you want to know more about this review. Contact Caroline if you want to know more about the qualification.

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