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  • Stefano Capaldo, from training provider Firebrand, champions providing support to IT professionals, from apprenticeship level right through to chartered status.
  • The Royal Society Report After the Reboot: Computing Education in UK Schools expressed clear concern about the qualifications landscape for computing, especially at Key Stage 4, and recommended that Ofqual and the government should work urgently with the learned societies in computing, awarding bodies and other stakeholder groups, to ensure that the range of qualifications includes pathways suitable for all pupils.
  • Results season is upon us again and over the past week the internet has been awash with analysis and commentary arising from the publication of 2018 GCE/GCSE outcomes for England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications).
  • When the new Computing Curriculum came into effect in 2014, it was a much-needed revision. While the ICT Curriculum contained plenty of practical skills, much of it was also very outdated. But the challenge was not small - if ICT was like learning to drive a car, the new Computing Curriculum was akin to learning how to build one!
  • Thinking of changing your career and have an interest in computing? Or just want to help inspire the next generation of computer scientists?
  • Paul German and Matt Hunt
    As Headteacher at Wyvern College secondary school for boys, I am reminded daily what immense privilege I have in educating other people’s children. My first priority is to equip our boys with the skills and tools they need to prosper in the future.
  • The Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science (NoE) is a national community of professional practice. This community is a partnership between schools, universities, IT employers and professional bodies. It is run by the Computing At School group (CAS), which itself if part of BCS. Thanks to funding from the Department for Education (DfE) the NoE now has ten university partners coordinating regional activity for the NoE.
  • People Looking At Screen
    Further education colleges are a great source of digital learning so how can they help students prepare for work in the digital age?
  • People Looking At Screen
    It wasn’t so long ago that the UK's Further Education (FE) colleges came in for a bit of stick following a House of Lords report into the UK’s digital future.
  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    'This house believes that academic education will never satisfy the skills needs of the IT profession' was the title of last week’s Oxford Union style debate.