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Professor Kevin Jones welcomes inclusion of computer science into the English Baccalaureate

Interim Dean of City’s School of Informatics hails new development as a positive move.
by John Stevenson

In an interview with leading industry publication, Computer Weekly, Professor Kevin Jones has welcomed the Department for Education and Schools' announcement that computer science will be included from 2015 as one of a cluster of core subjects studied for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Comp educationProfessor Jones, who is also Head of Computer Science in the School of Informatics, stated that computer science is a "new way of thinking" and is "one of the fundamentals to algorithmic thinking and applied logic in a real-world situation."

The British Computing Society, alongside Google, Microsoft, BT, Facebook and IBM published a report in 2012 which analysed the computer science GCSE and called for it to be included in the EBacc.

To read the complete Computer Weekly article, please click here.

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