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Women in Computing (aimed at Key Stages 3 and 4)

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Last edit: 07 September 2023

Resource Type Worksheets and Activities, Lesson Plans
Curriculum Topic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
English Key Stage 11-14 year (KS3), 14-16 years (KS4)

This ready-to-use lesson introduces a diverse group of computer women past and present and helps challenge any misconceptions about those who choose this career path. Pupils are encouraged to think through for themselves the contribution that women can bring to computing and the reasons why less than 25% of the people working in computing in the UK today are women.

The lesson package includes a fully illustrated PowerPoint consisting of over 30 slides. It starts with differentiated objectives and a quiz, and has a worksheet to complete as the lesson progresses. It also provides a brief introduction to computing careers, studying computer science at university and digital apprenticeships with links to further information.

There are two activities, the first delving a little deeper into the life stories of some of the women featured in the lesson and a poster activity.

Lesson notes and worksheet and activity answers are included. (Answers to the quiz included in the PowerPoint.)

For other resources in the series please see Sparrow Lessons on TES

Edit history

Elizabeth Sparrow | 04.03.23

Note about lesson notes added.

Elizabeth Sparrow | 04.03.23

Updated for 2023.

Elizabeth Sparrow | 11.02.23

Curriculum topics added and Full description amended.

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