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Are you ready for computing?

Curriculum Computing and STEM
How can schools inspire both their students and staff to embrace the new computing curriculum next year? Wendy Devolder offers her advice.


If the UK wants to grow its economy and be a global leader in the fast-growing technology industry, we will need many more school and university-leavers with top-notch computer science qualifications to fill the job positions being created. 

And that means our teachers having both the right skills and the appropriate support to provide the skills our young people need.

Education secretary Michael Gove announced earlier this year that computer science is to be introduced as a core subject discipline within the new national curriculum for computing in 2014.

This is an awesome step forward and means the current curriculum will offer the opportunity for more of our brightest students to learn STEM skills such as coding that will prepare them well for an exciting career in computing.

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