Trust, Quality and International Recognition are the three most important ingredients of qualifications said Steven McGill: Head of Partner Markets, Asia: Pearson, who was the Chief Guest of the Annual Awards Day of Gateway Kids School of Computing and Gateway Centre for ICT. He said Edexcel is pleased to be associated with Gateway’s ‘Computer Pioneers’, as both organisations share similar values with regards to students’ learning and qualifications.
Computer Pioneers – an Edexcel assured schools Computing programme that enables learners of 4 to 16 years to develop computing skills systematically to be digitally literate, creative, active and responsible participants in the digital world. The courses that are mapped to the new English National Computing Curriculum have the flexibility to fit into school class time or run as after-school classes. On successful completion of every Course Year, students receive certificates, assured by Edexcel, UK. Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK's largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing in the UK and in over 85 countries.
Computer Pioneers (CP) courses include Workbook-based learning and practical activities to help motivate learners. Interactive educational software used in CP exposes younger learners to a range of subjects enhancing cross-curricular learning. Older children focus on more standard computer application packages and languages to carry out challenging tasks and projects. The use of special equipment that include robotics, data loggers, control equipment etc. contributes towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) learning.
Premila Paulraj, Regional Director, Asia of Edexcel mentioned that CP will be another qualification in the portfolio of qualifications that Edexcel has recently introduced at Primary and Lower Secondary levels. She said that CP will not only facilitate students to develop their computer skills systematically from a very young age will also motivate them to expand their learning as they will receive internationally recognized certification at the end of every year. She further said, delivering a Computing curriculum is often a challenge to schools. By training of teachers and making available a well structured curriculum with all necessary resources, CP Buy Fake watches fills a long felt void in schools. He said, he is particularly pleased to see CP being mapped to the New English National Computing Curriculum incorporating the changes in England.
Presenting the prgramme, Dr. Harsha Alles said that CP that has enjoyed great success internationally in the past, is at a stage where it can reach a wider audience both locally and globally. He said that CP is perhaps the most comprehensive schools Computing replica watch programme developed to-date and popular Panerai replica watches that the new curriculum, while expanding on the breath has also brought in more flexibility so that schools can adapt the curriculum to Replica Longines watches suit their interests and needs.