Richard is the Computing Lead for his primary school which is based in the Isle of Wight, as well as a CAS lead. We spoke with Richard to learn more about his experience with the Primary Certificate and using the NCCE resources within the classroom.
18 May 2023
International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the achievements of women and call for gender parity. In this blog, we discuss key women in computing over the years and resources to help encourage more girls to choose computer science at GCSE and A level.
08 March 2023
This year National Careers Week will run from 6 to 11 March 2023. The aim of this week is to spread career guidance and resources for students. This provides an opportunity for students to gain inspiration about their futures and the possible career paths.
06 March 2023
An interview with Allen Tsui who has completed all three of the Teach Computing certificates. In this blog, he discusses his background and how he got into teaching computing, along with his experience on the NCCE CPD.
03 March 2023
Today, we publish findings from research exploring how Computer Science is presented in options booklets and at options evenings — two key points in the GCSE selection process that may contribute to the gender imbalance in the subject.
14 December 2022
Today we are sharing the results of the Relevance intervention, which was designed to explore answers to this question, and to specifically investigate whether learning about computing in real-world contexts would increase girls’ intention to study GCSE Computer Science.
29 November 2022
When female pupils participate in non-formal computing initiatives, they may not see how this learning relates to them achieving their long-term goals. This intervention aimed to address this barrier by focusing on strengthening the links between non-formal and formal learning within schools.
01 November 2022
Gender Balance in Computing: Developing a sense of belonging in computing using role models and parental encouragement
Today we are publishing the evaluation report for the next intervention from a series of interventions designed to address various barriers to girls’ uptake in computing.
14 October 2022
We've published the results of a project that explored the use of a teaching approach called peer instruction in secondary schools with Year 8 (pupils aged 12 to 13), with the aim of increasing girls’ engagement in computing lessons and study choices.
24 August 2022
The second interview of our Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) Programme graduate series is with Anna Sessarego-Mercer, a 45-year-old mum of two. She is an early career teacher of science and computer science.
11 July 2022