School leaders are being urged to enter “vulnerable” pupils into fast-tracked ICT qualifications, taught in just three days, to ensure they achieve five A* to C grades. The PiXL Club has this week sent emails encouraging its 1,300 members to consider enrolling pupils for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification​​. It is worth the equivalent of a GCSE in school performance tables. PiXL suggested enrolling “vulnerable” pupils who could take the exam as an “insurance policy” to ensure they got five A*-C GCSEs.​

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