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Published on February 19, 2014

Author: Microsofteduk


MICROSOFT IN BRITAIN GET SWITCHED ON TO COMPUTER SCIENCE IN 2014 COMPUTING From September 2014, Computing will become a statutory part of the English national curriculum for 5-16 year olds. The government not only wants pupils to be creative and confident users of information technology – but also to understand the fundamental principles of Computer Science. COMPUTING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UK Equipping pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. – DfE 1 The UK is the world’s Computer Science forms the core of the computing curriculum. It’s a quintessentially STEM subject that teaches many key skills: • Unique and creative thinking • Problem solving • Abstraction 2 • Precision • Computation • Practical application 2013 COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATES 3 Poland 40,000 The UK is falling behind many other countries in the EU and further afield, for example, China and India have hundreds of thousands of Computer Science graduates 100,000 There are currently vacant jobs in the UK technology sector 80% UK GRADUATE UK 7,434 There are 8.2 MILLION full-time and part-time pupils in around Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, design and technology – and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems – DfE 24,300 schools in England There are 442,000 From September 2014, the idea is that all children from 5 - 16 will have targets for progress in Computing. But… full-time qualified teachers in the England of teachers say they feel unprepared to teach Computing 69% largest economy Microsoft believes that with the right training and support, of all Computer Science related jobs in the UK could be filled by a UK SCHOOLS 74% 6 TH There are of teachers are not confident the government will provide sufficient support 899,000 full-time equivalent school workforce employees working in publicly funded schools in England MICROSOFT is helping teachers get ready for this change MICROSOFT IN BRITAIN For pupils: Microsoft UK has made a commitment to encourage innovation, growth and competitiveness in the UK. To help teachers get switched on to Computer Science in 2014, we’re providing support, technology and training to both primary and secondary schools. There’s support for teachers and initiatives to inspire pupils. 18,000 FREE COPIES OF ‘SWITCHED ON COMPUTING’ a valuable set of resources, helping teachers get to grips with teaching Computing from Year 1 upwards, created jointly with award-winning publisher Rising Stars • Microsoft Virtual Academy for those who can’t make it IT ACADEMY At Microsoft, we believe that our support will help the UK education sector to turn this around. We built our success on innovation – and we’ve been helping educators in the UK for over a decade. PROJECT SPARK an exciting project for Windows 8.1, Xbox 360 and Xbox One that allows children to become game makers the world’s premier technology competition for secondary school students the British government – bringing to bear our unique set of assets and experience to open new horizons. And we’re focused on creating opportunities for young people by empowering them to imagine and realise their full potential. The key to inspiring the next generation is shifting the perception of Computer Science. In the past there has been too much focus on technology. And not enough on ideas. This has given students the impression that Computer Science is a niche subject for ‘geeks’. We’ll help you make it an exciting and creative subject for everyone. When the English national curriculum changes in September 2014, Microsoft UK can help you integrate Computing into your education programme. We’re committed to work with schools, consumers, businesses and for coding and creating games or apps across touch screen devices THE IMAGINE CUP • Microsoft technology curriculum • User-based skills • Become an accredited Computer Science teacher through the Microsoft Technology Associate qualification The sectors that need computing skills (with 27 per cent of UK jobs already IT-related) are proliferating, and we’re not educating enough new talent. The number of students taking Computing A-levels has dropped by 61 per cent since 2003. And graduation rates are way behind job creation figures. DREAMSPARK MICROSOFT TOUCHDEVELOP COMPUTER • Taking 1,500 teachers from SCIENCE concerned to confident 6 UK CITIES a stimulating game design challenge for young children that makes coding fun • Equipping students with free professional developer software and resources • Encouraging passion and skills in school and at home • Free DreamSpark Premium for Computer Science students aged 16-19 For teachers: BOOT CAMPS IN THE KODU KUP Program or be programmed – Douglas Rushkoff REAL IMPACT F  OR A BETTER BRITAIN

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