This is the headline from an article in the Guardian online today, it adds further fuel to our recent discussions at subject leader updates. One of the interesting points is that it states that QCA has not approved the OCR qualification yet, but according to Ian from Madeley Court it has been accredited.
I think it is a shame that people are saying DiDA is ‘too hard’, surely it is only too hard in comparison to the GNVQ in ICT. It is good to hear that it is taking schools a lot longer to deliver, would we expect double award science to be taught in a single option block? If not why do we think we can teach a 2 GCSE or even a 4 GCSE equivalent in a single option block time, with maybe the extra lesson or two after school. We also near to bear in mind that DiDA is still officialy in its pilot stage and things may well change.