CAS London is a jointly run collaboration of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) and the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King’s College London (KCL).
QMUL is one of the top 100 universities in the world, the school of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is one of the leading institutions of its kind, ranking 11th in research by REF in Computer Science in 2014.
KCL is one of the top 20 universities in the world and based in the heart of London. The Department of Education and Professional Studies (DEPS) has been at the forefront of teacher education and educational research for over forty years. The department was ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide for Education and came 2nd in the recent REF.
Staff from both institutions have a long history of supporting schools with respect to computer science. Staff from both have been key members of the Computing at School group from its outset.
KCL provides high profile, high impact computing education programmes for primary and secondary teachers, including PGCE Computer Science courses, MA Computing in Education, CAS Master Teacher professional development and technical training, training programmes for in-service teachers and computing resource development.
QMUL and KCL collaborate to provide Teaching London Computing, a computer science for teachers training and support initiative funded by the GLA London Schools Excellence programme.
QMUL also provides resources for London teachers through their ESPRC-funded Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) project, which aims to inspire and educate young people about computing. It has had over 1 million website visits and nearly 900,000 downloads of material. Around 20,000 copies of the twice yearly magazine are sent free to subscribing schools. Both KCL and QMUL have excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and training events and KCL is particularly well situated for meetings as it is centrally located at Waterloo.