60% of parents are not aware (or are not sure) of changes to the computing curriculum* which come in to effect this September. The new curriculum will focus on computer science, information technology and digital literacy and is set to be the biggest change to the way IT is taught since computers were first introduced into schools.
The latest survey** by BCS,
The new curriculum has been specially developed to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing that they will need throughout the rest of their lives. Youngsters will learn how computers and computer systems work, how to design and build programmes, and how to develop their ideas using technology.
Bill concludes: "Interestingly, 67% of parents questioned in our survey also said they think we need more people who can invent technology to solve the world's problems. These future inventors could well be their own children - if they are given the right support, encouragement and education.
We know that pupils from primary school onwards enjoy and are good at computing and that it aids their intellectual development, literacy and numeracy skills. Learning the fundamental principles and techniques of computer science is also important for the development of the
For more information about the new curriculum visit: academy.bcs.org/parents
*New computing curriculum applies in
Parents were asked: Are you aware of the change to the ICT curriculum that will come into effect in September? Participants were grouped according to their nearest city:
**The survey was conducted online by
•Computing At School (CAS) Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science; a network of Master Teachers offering fellow teachers
Our mission as BCS,
Our vision is to be a world-class organisation for IT. Our 75,000 strong membership includes practitioners, businesses, academics and students in the
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