12th Feb 2017

Computer Science to be fast-tracked to Leaving Cert in 2018

Two months ago it was reported that Computer Science was to be offered in Irish secondary curriculum by 2019, but the plan is now being fast-tracked to start in September 2018.

According to the Irish Times, this decision is being driven in order to address the skills gap, and that coding is to be on new primary mathematics curriculum.

The Irish Government Action Plan for Education 2017 published on February 6 states under the heading Technology in Education:

Implementation of computer science leaving cert subject brought forward 12 months to September 2018; development of computational thinking and coding through new maths curriculum at primary; new advisory group led by industry and experts to develop new plans for greater use of technology in education.