Tag: computer science

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

You may have read my previous article on the decline of the Computer Science GCSE. The Guardian has an interesting report from the Royal Society about the reality of the teaching of Computer Science in schools. It has stated that more than half of schools are not offering Computer Science at GCSE with only 11% … Continue reading Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

It has been reported by the BBC that Computer Science GCSE is on the decline, with only 46% of schools offering it at GCSE. How is this going to affect the future? As students are beginning to think about the future and which GCSE’s they should take, having a decline in schools offering this subject could affect … Continue reading Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Becoming digitally literate is more and more important for an increasing number of careers. It is estimated that 90% of UK jobs require some level of IT competency. Therefore by not learning key digital skills you could be pushing yourself out of the already competitive race to gain sustainable employment. The government has introduced computing … Continue reading National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Lack of interest in ICT lessons could threaten UK economy

The Royal Society has recently highlighted the risks of a falling number of students studying ICT in schools. The organisation, which represents all areas of science and engineering, found a 33% decrease in the number of students studying both the ICT GCSE and the ICT A level over the last three years. The Society states that … Continue reading Lack of interest in ICT lessons could threaten UK economy