Impact, evaluation and research
Impact and evaluation reports
NCCE Impact Report
Published November 2020
Impact Report published to mark the two-year anniversary of the NCCE. Covers all aspects of the NCCE programme, including key statistics on engagement and reach.
Published July 2021
Read the experiences of our second cohort of graduates and the impact of completing the Computer Science Accelerator on them, their students and colleagues. You can also read our Executive Summary.
Published October 2020
Reviews feedback from the first graduates of the Computer Science Accelerator programme, covering programme quality, value, impact, and overall experience.
Research and curriculum reports
Programming and Algorithms Report
Published January 2022
This report explores the importance and progression of the programming and algorithm strands of the English computing curriculum, and how these strands are covered in the Teach Computing Curriculum.
- All learners should have the opportunity to develop computer programs to solve problems in a range of contexts.
- Programming encompasses several levels of abstraction (including writing code) which learners should be familiar with and comfortable switching between.
- Through practice, learners can become familiar with a range of common programming patterns, recalling them and applying to new and varied contexts.
Published April 2022
Written by members of the NCCE Academic Board, this highlights the importance of practical programming in young people's computing education.
Published July 2021
Explores the strands of computer systems and networks emphasising the foundational nature of these topics and the role they play in supporting learning across other strands of computing.
Published January 2021
The importance of digital literacy was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent home learning. This report explores its role within the curriculum.
Published December 2020
Reviews the nature and use of textbooks in the teaching of computing to 5 to 16-year-olds in a number of countries around the world, including China, Israel, Japan, South Korea and the USA.
Our research resources
Gender Balance in Computing
Help us find the best ways to encourage young women to study Computer Science by joining our research programme.
To help us meet the needs of computing educators, we work with panels of teachers, across key stages.
Browse our resources, to understand how to promote effective computing pedagogy.