Year 7’s at Sudbury Ormiston Academy are offered one year of ICT, then the subject is dropped from the curriculum with no option to take GCSE Computer Science/ ICT. So students currently have no choice in the matter although both of the other local high schools offer this.
We basically need enough willing parents/ students to back this as an option, as we have been informed that if enough students are good at the subject and enough parents ask for it, this can be added as a “bolt on GCSE”. We think it should be added to the curriculum as a subject. It is a technological age and everybody uses computers throughout their lives!
Our main reasons for starting this petition is due to my brother having dyslexia and would be heavily reliant on computers daily to help him, but after year 7 he will not get this option at this school. Unfortunately we were unable to get into any other school. But we think ALL children should be taught this subject as it gives good life skills. Our current year 10 was not advised that if enough interest was there that a bolt on subject could be added, perhaps if it was made apparent more parents might of been willing to come forward.
If you agree with us and believe that ICT/ Computer Science should be added as a compulsory subject on the curriculum then please sign this petition and share so we get the message out to as many parents as possible!
Thank you! :)