Lead School in Computer Science

Lead School in Computer Science

Network of Excellence for Computer Science

Exeter Junior School is delighted to announce its recognition as a Lead School in the Network of Excellence for Computer Science.

Computer Science Coordinator Siobhan Morgan said this was an award that recognises the importance placed upon Computer Science within the curriculum and the exciting plans for the subject.

“Over the course of the year, we intend to enter a number of competitions and run a selection of clubs that will focus on different areas of Computer Science, including computer game design and using devices such as Crumbles and Micro:bits to develop our understanding of physical computing,” she said.

“Currently all of our pupils are in the process of entering the BEBRAS Challenge, which is a competition in computational thinking, where our pupils will compete against pupils from across the UK to complete short problem solving activities.”

Examples of the types of questions are online. Pupils will be completing this during one of their Computer Science lessons over the next fortnight. We look forward to updating you with our results.

The Network of Excellence (NoE) is part of the Computing At School group (CAS). It was first established in 2012 to enable teachers in England to become confident, effective and enthusiastic teachers of computing, and to develop and articulate a vision for the subject of computing at the national level.