Archive for April 11, 2012

IB reclassifies CS as an experimental science

Interesting: The International Baccalaureate program has re-defined computer science as an “experimental science” rather than as a “mathematics.”  Only a few states classify CS as a math or science for high school graduation, andGeorgia is the only one that (like IB) classifies it as a science.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) computer science course will be taught as an option in group 4, experimental sciences, from August 2012.

Computer science previously formed an option in group 5 of the Diploma Programme curriculum but now lies within group 4. As such, it is regarded as an experimental science, alongside biology, chemistry, design technology, physics and environmental systems and societies. This group change is significant as it means DP students can now select computer science as their group 4 subject rather than having to select it in addition to mathematics as was previously the case.

via Computer Science.

April 11, 2012 at 9:05 am 8 comments


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