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BCS shares its views on Ofqual’s process for exam grades

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-04-24

Ofqual is currently consulting on how grades should be awarded following the cancellation of exams this summer. CAS’ partner BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT will be making its own submission, and Neil Mclean, Head of Education at BCS, outlined their key concerns. We’d urge CAS members to also share their views ahead of Wednesday’s deadline.

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Digital Divide

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-04-22

The new term means a return to online learning for teachers and students, but the ‘digital divide’ means there’s a huge variation in children’s ability to access learning.

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Barefoot at Home!

Published by Barefoot Computing on 2020-04-22

Barefoot’s new home learning page provides all the inspiration your students need to continue building their Computational thinking skills at home!

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Share your views on Ofqal’s plans for grading cancelled exams

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-04-17

The consultation is now open for comments on how exam grades should be awarded for cancelled GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer

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Success in Computer Science helps school during COVID-19 crisis

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-04-08

At Calday Grange Grammar, Computer Science GCSE is regularly over-subscribed. Teacher Nicola Mounsey talks about how built on that success to set up ‘virtual schooling.’

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Practical tips for teachers, pupils and parents

Published by Claire Penketh on 2020-04-07

The National Centre for Computing Education is continuing to offer support to teachers, pupils and now their families by developing and sharing a range of online materials whilst schools and colleges are closed and learning is happening remotely.

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Computing teacher and Youtube star

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-04-07

Craig Sargent has found online fame as one half of the Craig’n’Dave duo whose video tutorials have attracted five million views.

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How schools are stepping up to save lives

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-04-06

Schools and colleges across the northwest have swung into action to produce face masks and life-saving valves, using their 3D printers and laser cutters.

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CAS meetings go virtual

Published by Claire Penketh on 2020-03-30

CAS members are rising to the challenge of working online, and in the case of the Manchester Community of Practice, they were ahead of the curve.

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An invitation: we're revamping our Facebook!

Published by Victoria Temple on 2020-03-27

Here at CAS we know how that our vibrant community has amazing ideas and resources to share. Now, more than ever, keeping in touch is vital. So we’re revamping our social media with the launch of a new Facebook page

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