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SQA - Understanding Standards: Introduction. BBC WebWise - WebWise resources directory. 11 August 2014Last updated at 12:23 Introducing a range of video and written guides to help you to get connected and develop the online skills to make the most of your mobile, tablet, computer or interactive television.

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How do I get broadband? Tips on choosing your broadband package and connecting your devices using cables or Wi-Fi. Computing At School. Computer Science Before College. Just 30,000 students took the Advanced Placement test in computer science in 2013, according to Education Week.

Computer Science Before College

Less than 20 percent of those test-takers were female, about eight percent were Hispanic and less than 3 percent were African-American. Also frightening may be that in 11 states, no African-Americans took the exam at all, and in eight states, no Hispanic students took the exam. Recognizing the need to draw students into the field, The College Board has decided to launch a new class called AP Computer Science: Principles, set to launch in the 2016 – 2017 school year. Where offered, it will introduce students to programming, but also give them a broad understanding of computing and its many applications. “When I was in high school, there was very little available to students with vocational interest in technology,” says Justin Rohrman, senior software tester at Sharable Ink. “There is a fantastic program for young people called SummerQAmp,” he says. Running on Empty. Should computer science be taught in elementary schools in Europe? — Debating Europe.

90% of European jobs require ICT skills, and yet there will be 900’000 unfilled ICT positions in the EU by 2020.

Should computer science be taught in elementary schools in Europe? — Debating Europe

Less than 15% of European students have access in school to high-level ICT teaching. In some EU Member States, such as Greece and Croatia, fewer than half of pupils even have access to the internet at school. Even when students have access to the right technology, there is no guarantee that they will be taught properly how to use it. In most EU countries, fewer than 30% of children aged 10-15 are taught by “digitally confident” teachers. One in four teachers in OECD countries say they do not have enough ICT training. As part of our Debating Europe: Schools series, we’ve been taking questions from students from across Europe to policy-makers and experts for them to answer.

Curious to know more about the state of computer science education in Europe? We had a comment sent in by Stelios, a student at the Arsakeio Lykeio in Thessaloniki, Greece. Why Teach Computer Science in High Schools? Derek Acosta is a junior at Cristo Rey New York High School, an innovative school in Harlem where students work to finance their education.

Why Teach Computer Science in High Schools?

He has good grades and wants to study computer science in college. He knows this because he has tried it in high school. Derek participates in a course taught at Cristo Rey by ScriptEd volunteers. During the year long course, his second programming course at Cristo Rey, he learned the basics of web design and introductory programming. “I liked the class but I now know how hard programming is... Unfortunately, Derek’s story is rare. Computer Science. Cambridge was a pioneer of computer science and continues to lead its development.

Computer Science

There are more than 1,000 specialist computing and advanced technology companies and commercial laboratories in the area (known as ‘Silicon Fen’), and many support our teaching and employ our students. Our course is broad and deep – giving skills to create future technology. All aspects of modern computer science are covered, along with the underlying theory and foundations in economics, law and business. You also develop practical skills, such as programming (in various languages, eg ML, Java, C/C++, Prolog) and hardware systems (eg chip design using Verilog). Facilities and work experience Our students benefit from the Computer Laboratory’s cutting-edge research and extensive facilities. Group projects during the course, where small teams of students deliver a product to an external client, ensure relevant industrial experience. Accreditation Additional course costs Changing course Careers. Computer Science study in the UK.

Introduction to Computer Science The UK has been instrumental in the development of computing and continues to deliver ground-breaking innovations in the 21st century.

Computer Science study in the UK

UK universities are at the forefront of Computer Science, with many departments conducting research for the world's top companies. The opportunities are endless, and at a UK university you are guaranteed excellent teaching at schools which consistently rank in the top 100 in the world. Applying for a Computer Science course? SI-UK is here to help with your Computer Science application.