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Closing the Digital Skills Gap

How many mobile phones have you confiscated this term alone? An annual computing education report from the University of Roehampton has found that only 12% of this year’s GCSE students have opted to study Computing to GCSE level; more worryingly, []

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The Importance of a Modern Computing Education Curriculum

Back in the day, I elected to study Computing (then called ICT) at AS-Level. Bright-eyed and expectant, I rolled up to my Sixth Form on the first day of term, ready to learn about programming, website design, and the mysteries []

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5 Ways to Support Computing in Primary Schools

When it comes to ICT academia, we’re being quickly overtaken by other countries. Computers are everywhere nowadays, but less than 2% of A-Level exams sat in 2016 were for Computing. Aside from the obvious pastoral and safeguarding benefits of computing education []

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Digital Citizenship: Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age

“3-to-4-year-olds now spend 8 hours 18 minutes a week online, and 12-to-15-year-olds spend over 20 hours a week online.” Ofcom (2016), Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 20 hours a week. That’s a part-time job. Every year, digital devices are []