As part of OCR’s drive to introduce a new generation of schoolchildren to computing, OCR is proudly supporting Computing at School’s (CAS) #include event taking place on Monday 29 April.
#include is an initiative run by CAS to increase the diversity of students studying computer science and to create accessible opportunities for all students to experience the subject. This sell-out event will feature a range of speakers, including Kate Russell of BBC Click, as well as enthusiastic teachers and students who are already spreading the word about this exciting area of the curriculum. OCR’s Phill Bryant, Qualifications Group Manager for ICT and Computing, will feature on a discussion panel where the experts will answer questions tweeted in by delegates.
OCR will be busy supporting a range of exciting computing events in the coming months, including the CAS Teacher Conference and their #define event aimed at 11-13 year olds in June. You can keep up to date on the latest events and conferences on our events page.
Our Computing champion Phill also features in a new video discussion on www.computing.co.uk about the future of ICT education and the skills expected of school leavers.
You can watch Part 1 of the discussion on 'defining the digital citizen’ online.
Phill is one of a panel of four experts including Ian Livingstone - Government skills champion and co-author of the Next Gen report, Joanna Poplawska - Co-founder of the Corporate IT Forum Education and Skills Commission and Crispin Weston - Chairman of the BSI Education and Training Standards Committee. Part 2: How can ICT improve the teaching process?, will be coming soon.
Watch this space for more exciting computing news from OCR. For more information about our range of qualifications, visit the computing page.