Computing in English Schools

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In September 2014 England replaced its old ICT curriculum, which had a focus on building skills using a range
of software tools, with a new subject, ‘computing’, that
included significant elements of computer science for
pupils from age five to 16, including an expectation that
even our youngest pupils would learn to write their own
simple programs. Whilst it’s still early days, the indications are that the change has been largely successful,
with pupils enjoying the challenge of the new subject,
most teachers feeling confident teaching computing
and a significant rise in the numbers of students taking
qualifications in computing at 16+.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationSchule Aktiv
PublisherCDA Verlag
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016

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