The decision is likely to be met with frustration from Year 10 students as well.
They will have to complete the coursework from scratch but gain no marks toward their final grade from it.
“While not contributing to your grade, the task will continue to be an important part of the qualification,” Ofqual’s director for general qualifications, Julie Swan, wrote in a letter to students.
“Learning about a high-level programming language and having the opportunity to show that you can use it to solve problems is an important aspect of a computer science course of study.
A 'data dictionary' describes the structure and attributes of data 'items' to be used within a software application (usually a database).
A data dictionary includes the names and descriptions of the tables and the fields contained in each table.
In response to this, it launched a consultation to review the qualification.
' Students and teachers will feel dismay and disappointment …
Computer Science is a relatively new subject – it became part of the curriculum three years ago – in which the Government is heavily invested.
The Chancellor pledged £84 million in the November budget toward the training of an additional 8,000 GCSE Computer Science teachers.