News & Updates

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Venetia Howard reflects on how far she has come as a teacher and the sense of purpose and community she enjoyed at the CS Accelerator Google graduation

19 September 2019

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After proudly achieving the Computer Science Accelerator Certificate, Spencer Organ is looking forward to having an impact on his students' learning

18 September 2019

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Watch our new video, which sets out the vision for the National Centre for Computing Education, as narrated by Simon Peyton Jones.

17 September 2019

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Busy teachers don’t always have the time to access, read, and assimilate pedagogy research into evidence-based practices, let alone begin to implement these practices in their classrooms. To help, we’re developing a series of bite-sized Pedagogy Quick Reads.

12 September 2019

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English teacher Julie Simmons has taken a new chapter in her career, moving to teaching GCSE computer science through the CS Accelerator course

11 September 2019

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We are delighted to co-launch Isaac Computer Science, a new online platform for teachers and students of A level Computer Science.

09 September 2019

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With the return of #CASChat taking place on Tuesday 10 September, Steve Clarke explains more about the weekly chat forum, and why you should get involved this year.

05 September 2019

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A recent participant on the NCCE CS Accelerator course to improve teaching of computer science at GCSE level, Ahsan Ashraf explains the ‘amazing’ benefit of working with other computer science teachers

05 September 2019

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Having recently attended our NCCE summer school, secondary teacher Leroy David talks about the benefits of blended CPD and collaborating with peers to develop new techniques.

02 September 2019

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Entries to GCSE computer science have increased in 2019, for the sixth year in succession, indicating a growth in popularity for the subject

22 August 2019

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Maths and computer science teacher Kasim Rashid, from north London, explains how attending an NCCE summer school in York enhanced his GCSE computer science teaching and even had an impact on other subjects.

15 August 2019

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The NCCE is delighted to launch a further seven Computing Hubs, taking the total number to 30 and increasing the geographical reach of the programme.

31 July 2019

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Every teacher understands that how you teach is as important as what you teach. Here, James Robinson describes the NCCE's plans to support teachers of Computing who are interested in pedagogical strategies and evidence-based teaching.

24 July 2019

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, Claire Arbery talks about the vital role of computer science in helping young people to become pioneers of new technology.

22 July 2019

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Moving from teaching music to teaching computer science may not seem the most natural step, but Helen Brant has successfully made the leap, with help from the National Centre for Computing Education’s Computer Science Accelerator Programme.

16 July 2019

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We are running a series of summer schools for teachers looking to enhance their GCSE computer science subject knowledge ready for the next academic year.

11 July 2019

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Paul Thornton explains why including computing as part of the curriculum is so important to young people and society

09 July 2019

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Wendy MacLeod, CAS Community Outreach Manager and Primary School Teacher, demonstrates how CAS communities of practice can help you develop your network and access support in your local community

08 July 2019

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Teachers who graduate from the Computer Science Accelerator Programme by 31 July are being offered the opportunity to graduate at Google this September.

03 July 2019

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The NCCE has announced 23 schools and colleges who will be leading Computing Hubs in their area.

02 July 2019

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Dave Gibbs explains why our human needs are key when it comes to teaching computing and the latest technology

25 June 2019

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Steve Clarke, Senior Education Lead for Computing, explains how the NCCE can support your school with computing and with the new Ofsted framework

21 June 2019

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Gender Balance in Computing - register your interest for our first project!

11 June 2019

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James Robinson, Senior Learning Manager at Raspberry Pi, tells us about the benefits of volunteering in the community

05 June 2019

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We are developing new resources for primary and secondary schools. These resources include schemes of work, lesson plans, activities, and assessments.

04 June 2019

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In response to recent press coverage around coding in schools, our Chair Simon Peyton Jones explains why teaching children to write programs is of central importance.

03 June 2019

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We have just published a brochure about our professional development programme for teachers of GCSE computer science.

23 May 2019

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As part of our work as the National Centre for Computing Education, we are excited to reveal that we’ve been awarded £2.4m for a new research project to investigate what works for engaging more girls in computing.

30 April 2019

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We spoke to Richard Smith, who has recently become a course facilitator for the National Centre for Computing Education, about his experience of delivering CPD.

24 April 2019

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We are delighted to announce our first regional delivery network, which has been established to support our vision of a world-leading computing education for every young person in England.

04 April 2019

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Last week we celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which prompted me to reflect on the experiences and factors that led me to study STEM subjects at A level.

01 April 2019

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The A-Level programme element of the National Centre for Computing Education will provide comprehensive support to teachers and students in England for AS/A level computer science.

23 January 2019

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Less than three months from the official announcement of the creation of the Centre, we have released our first major set of features to allow users to begin their journey with us.

22 January 2019