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    Programming

     A truly global skill

     An intellectual challenge

     A chance to take control of the machine

     Turn your imagination into reality

     Learn from the professionals

     Real hands on experience

     Get involved in real world projects

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    Become a coder

     Build the software that interests you

     Don't be limited to what you can buy

     The digital world is driven by software

     Bill Gates started life as a programmer

     Could you build the next Facebook?

     You're only limited by your imagination

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    Major brands

     Major worldwide brands create software

     Major companies rely on software

     Every company makes use of software

     Someone has to create all of the software

     Can you be that someone?

Welcome to Coding in Schools; an initiative to bring programming into schools and help create the next generation of Software Engineers!

For students

For students

A chance for students to gain new skills and real world experience, working with professionals.

For parents

For parents

Information for parents, to show how the initiative can benefit their children now and in the future.

For schools

For schools

Supporting staff with the delivery of the new computer science curriculum.

Get involved

Get involved

See how you can get involved and benefit while at the same time helping the education system and the industry at large.

The initiative

The aim of the initiative is very simple, to work with schools and students and inspire the next generation of computer programmers and software engineers by creating and steerheading schools based programming clubs.

Changes to the education system 10 years ago in respects to how computing was taught has left a short fall in programming skills especially with current undergraduates and recent graduates.

A new computer science curriculum has been launched in order to resolve this issue, however there is still a 10 year gap in skills within the IT industry, and a 10 year skills gap within the teaching community.

We want to help close the gap.

IT viewed as ‘technical, male-dominated, and uninspiring’ by students. A report from Nominet, the not-for-profit internet organisation that run the .uk domain space, has discovered that the IT sector has a reputational issue with students, particularly female students.

The detail of the research shows:

  • Only 13% of females, compared to 24% of males, reported being "inspired" to consider a career in IT by their education
  • 40% of females felt that a career in an IT company would be too "male dominated"
  • A mere 10% of female students said they were interested in careers in IT, compared to a third of male students

Make a donation

We are seeking dontations in order to grow and expand the initiative so that we can help more schools and more students benefit. If you can help at all then please consider making a small donation.

Coding in schools programming manual

Want to help make it happen?

We are currently trying to create a coding in schools programming manual aimed at students aged 11-16. To help they grasp the key principles of computer programming in a form that is interesting and engaging for them.

The target audience

The initiative is initially aimed at Key Stage 4 and A-level (Years 10-13) in order to provide enrichment opportunities for the more able, gifted and talented pupils that are interested in developing some real-world programming skills.

Students from outside of the target audience will accepted into the programming club as long the staff at the school in question believe that it will benefit that student and that the student is able to work in a club environment.

Famous quotes

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. - Brian Kernighan

Get involved

Want to get involved?

If you want to get involved or have any questions then please do not hesitate to let us know. We are happy to hear from students and parents who want to join us, schools that want to start their own clubs or anyone who want to help.