Digital Technology: Implementation Timeline

From September 2021, GCSE Digital Technology, the first in a new suite of general qualifications in this subject area, will be available to centres.

The table below summarises the events and resources that will be available to support teachers to prepare to deliver the qualifications effectively. 

Event/Resource

Description

Date

Link

WJEC Resources

WJEC will publish initial Guidance for Teaching resources for the new GCSE Digital Technology qualification. Further resources will also be provided in 2021.

December 2020

Link

Preparing to Teach WJEC GCSE Digital Technology

WJEC is providing free CPD sessions for practitioners who are interested in or preparing to deliver this new qualification.

October – November 2021 and March 2022

Link

Digital Technology GCSE Support

Technocamps will be providing a blended learning course to support teachers’ understanding of the digital technology subject area. The course will include a module focusing on video game development and Technocamps will announce further details in 2021.

September 2021

Link

Adobe X Hwb

Qualifications Wales welcomes Welsh Government’s announcement that schools will be able to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud licences through Hwb at a significantly reduced cost per licence.

February 2021

Link

Preparing to Teach WJEC GCE AS/A level Digital Technology

WJEC is providing free CPD sessions for practitioners who are interested in or preparing to deliver this new qualification.

March 2022

Link