I came across this blog entry showing another teachers thoughts on the new GCSEs.
In a nutshell – he doesn’t like the Edexcel idea, its “worse than DiDA” apparently. Given that DiDA was the only explicitly problem solving based course you will infer from this what you will.
OCR are offering a ‘Computing’ GCSE. NOT based in the National Curriculum – music to some peoples ears I suspect. Lots of Binary to hex conversions, OS comparisons and programming – woo hoo. Their new GCSE on ICT also looks quite interesting.
WJEC and AQA seem fairly traditional (but quite rigorous assessment proposals).
More on this later I suspect.