CAS Working Group Documents

There is a significant list of policy documents and reports published by both CAS and others here. The following have been made available by the CAS Working Group:

Policy Documents etc..


Resources

A Curriculum for Computing (KS3,KS4)

This curriculum, produced by a working party within CAS, describes in concrete terms what a Computing curriculum at school might look like. It uses the same structure as the National Curriculum Programmes of Study: importance of the discipline; key concepts; key processes; range and content; and level descriptors. It is not cast in stone, so please send feedback. In particular, it is intended to be comprehensible to school teachers (so please tell us if it isn't).

  • I Love My Smartphone - Curricuum materials from Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Programming activities for Key Stage 3 - This document illustrates how the yearly objectives from the Framework for teaching ICT capability: Years 7, 8 and 9 can be grouped together and taught in a way that promotes and utilises knowledge and understanding of computing.

  • Greenfoot Programming Club - A collection of 10 lessons/sessions. ideal for use either in lessons or as part of an after-school programming club


Other

  • Submission to Informatics-Europe Best Practice award. In June 2014, CAS made a submission to the Informatics-Europe Best Practices in Education award and were awarded the award in October 2014. This document contains our submission. The 2014 Award was awarded to CAS in October 2014 and is devoted to curriculum initiatives for promoting informatics in schools as a mandatory subject for all students.

  • Video debate: The Future of Computer Science in Schools - This video round table discussion produced by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, on behalf of the BCS Academy of Computing, was attended by BCS Academy of Computing Director Bill Mitchell; Andrew Herbert, former Chairman of Microsoft Research Europe and a key player in setting up the Computing at Schools Working Group; and Ian Livingstone of EIDOS, coauthor of the recent NESTA report, Brian Runciman MBCS chaired.