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Supporting teachers of GCSE Computer Science: the Computer Science Accelerator Programme

Published by Claire Penketh on 2019-03-27

The National Centre for Computing Education has developed the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) Programme, a supportive programme for secondary teachers who currently teach computer science at Key Stage 4 or who aspire to do so.

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CAS Community Leaders - top tips for a great session

Published by Claire Penketh on 2019-03-27

Javier De Las Heras is a computer science teacher and a Community Leader for CAS in Wolverhampton at the Khalsa Academy. He is relatively new to the school – he’s only been there since September, but he has made it his mission to reinvigorate the local community of practice and plans to hold a session a term.

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Simon Peyton Jones appointed to new post at NCCE

Published by Claire Penketh on 2019-03-26

Congratulations are in order for our very own chair of CAS, Simon Peyton Jones. He’s been appointed chair of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE). As you may be already aware, Professor Peyton Jones, of Microsoft Research, achieved worldwide recognition for his work as a leading computer scientist on the Haskell programming language and he is a fellow of the Royal Society.

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The National Museum of Computing

Published by Claire Penketh on 2019-03-26

There’s been a bit of a buzz on the CAS website discussion forum about where teachers can take pupils on a school trip.The National Museum of Computing, which is located on the Bletchley Park estate, near Milton Keynes.

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Making music with the BBC micro:bit

Published by Laurence Rogers on 2019-03-25

A coding activity which forms a useful bridge between lessons in music and computing with the BBC micro:bit for years 5 or 6.

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CAS Newsletter

Published by CAS on 2019-02-28

This months CAS Newsletter welcomes Beverly Clarke to the team as National Community Manager!

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Women Creating Our Tech Future

Published by I. O'Neill on 2019-02-26

QUB School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering will be hosting 'The Women Creating Our Tech Future 2019' on Wednesday 6th March 2019 from 18:00 - 21:00 in the Computer Science Building at Queen’s University, Belfast.

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CAS Meetings - Top Tips

Published by Claire Penketh on 2019-02-25

CAS Community Leader Paul Powell has been leading CAS meetings for several years. Claire Penketh, Senior Press Officer at BCS, asked him for a few of his top tips on how to run a good CAS session.

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Latest update from CAS

Published by Julia Adamson on 2019-02-25

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Two million pupils inspired by the Barefoot programme

Published by Claire Penketh on 2019-02-25

Two million Primary school children have been inspired by Barefoot, a national programme for computing originally set up and funded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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