|Network of Excellence now launched. Please visit the CAS website for details.|
Contents of the information pack
- Covering letter, explaining the key strategic choices and actions for schools to teach Computer Science
- A summary of the Royal Society Report 'Computing in Schools: Shut down or restart?'
- Computer Science as a schools subject, draws on the experience of the Computing at School Group and explains what Computer Science is, and why it is strategically important. It begins with a 4-page summary, followed by appendices that provide further background.
- Computer Science - a curriculum for schools, is the CAS curriculum for Computer Science, mentioned by Mr Gove in his January BETT speech, written by a group of teachers, academics and industry researchers, and endorsed by BCS, Microsoft, Google and Intellect.
- A curriculum framework for Computer Science and Information Technology. Computer Science is a crucial academic strand of school education, but a rounded education in computational thinking and digital systems is broader. This document puts the pieces together, covering what is currently called ICT.
- Network of Computer Science Teaching Excellence. BCS and CAS are currently seeking expressions of interest in joining a network of Computer Science teaching excellence consisting of five hundred schools together with universities. Please read this document for more details.
- As examples of the wealth of high-quality material that is available to support computer science teaching, we also enclosed a copy of the latest CAS newsletter, and a copy of the latest cs4fn magazine
More information on the Network of Excellence can be found on the CAS website.