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With fewer students choosing computer science or technology-related subjects at university, we need to ask the question of how to encourage pupils to consider computer science and IT as a career choice. The items in this collection provide material and inspiration for teachers and offers suggestions and reflections on the subject, as well as presentations on some of 'IT's coolest jobs'.

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With fewer students choosing computer science or technology-related subjects at university, we need to ask the question of how to encourage pupils to consider computer science and IT as a career choice. The items in this collection provide material and inspiration for teachers and offers suggestions and reflections on the subject, as well as presentations on some of 'IT's coolest jobs'.

    Computer Science: A curriculum for schools

    Computer Science: A curriculum for schools

    The Computing at School Working Group recognises that computer science and information technology are disciplines within computing that, like maths or history, every pupil should meet at school. The purpose of this document is to describe and explain the content of computer science within the school curriculum.

    A curriculum framework for computer science and information technology

    A curriculum framework for computer science and information technology

    At BETT 2012, Michael Gove announced that schools will no longer be required to follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for ICT, although ICT will remain compulsory right up to the end of Key Stage 4. This announcement leaves a vacuum that begs the following question: if schools and other learning providers are not going to follow the existing curriculum, what should they follow? This document lays out a framework for the answer to that question.

    Computer science as a school subject

    Computer science as a school subject

    Sometime in the early 1980s computers appeared in UK schools and a generation of children were taught how to program them. That generation grew up to make the UK a world leader in computer related technologies. Today the picture is very different: with the best of intentions, we have lost the 'how it works' part, in favour of 'how to use it'.There is a growing recognition that this loss is to the detriment both of our young people’s education and of our nation’s prosperity. This briefing note, intended for Governors and Senior Management Teams, provides a basis for a strategic debate about reform of the ICT curriculum.

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    Part 1 - The future or computer science in schools

    Part 1 - The future or computer science in schools

    We all know that digital literacy is vital in the modern world, but are we making sure our next generation of researchers and academics, the innovators that will produce the UK’s valuable digital intellectual property of the future, are being looked after too?

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    Part 2- The future or computer science in schools

    Part 2- The future or computer science in schools

    We all know that digital literacy is vital in the modern world, but are we making sure our next generation of researchers and academics, the innovators that will produce the UK’s valuable digital intellectual property of the future, are being looked after too?

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    The future of computer science at schools - write-up

    The future of computer science at schools - write-up

    We all know that digital literacy is vital in the modern world, but are we making sure our next generation of researchers and academics, the innovators that will produce the UK’s valuable digital intellectual property of the future, are being looked after too?

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