Just when it looked as though the teaching of computing in school would be cast aside, it will now be taught alongside physics, chemistry and biology. This success is down to the entire computing community working in collaboration with CAS and BCS, says Bill Mitchell, Director BCS Academy of Computing.
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Welcome to the new home for the BCS Academy of Computing. We have designed this site to support the Academy's main objective of fostering a community of scholars, researchers and professionals. With the launch of this new site I feel it is a good opportunity to reflect on the Academy’s achievements
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I finished my first placement just before Christmas, things went really well, all my PGCE works have been handed in on time and I have passed all my observations and QA checks. Subject wise there has been a lot covered with years 7 through 10. All bases have been covered from basic MS Office software and DTP through to some python coding with the GCSE computer scientists.
When I think back to when I was at school, all I remember (in terms of using computers) is basic word processing and use of other Microsoft Office packages. Whilst these skills are indeed beneficial and essential for all when leaving education and looking for employment, in terms of actual “computer skills”, I feel now that I was left lacking skills which may have changed how I would have progressed through my career.
I am 2 months into my teacher training now and oh what a difference a scholarship makes! There are so many things to learn, experience and become accustomed to….
I have been successful in obtaining a BCS scholarship and have now completed my first half term of my teacher training course. This is very different to what I have done in my previous role as Senior Systems Engineer working for a global media company, where I worked on some excellent projects and developed a portfolio of technical skills. Working for a global company meant that I had the opportunity to work with people from all around the world to complete interesting and challenging projects and to ensure that the company's systems where implemented and maintained to a high standard.