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.
- 29,500 teachers engaged across 11,500 schools in England
- 7,600 teachers have taken CPD with us
- 125,000 units of work downloaded from the Teach Computing Curriculum since September 2020
- 1 million questions answered through Isaac Computer Science
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
Computer Systems and Networks Report
Published July 2021
This report explores the importance and progression of the computer systems and networks strands of the English computing curriculum, and how these strands are covered in the Teach Computing Curriculum.
- Learners' understanding of these areas, which are rich in abstract concepts, will help develop their foundational knowledge.
- In general, learners begin with abstract representations of the concepts and progress to increasingly detailed models.
- Modelling, the use of semantics waves, and actively challenging misconceptions are particularly useful teaching approaches to apply to this area of the curriculum.
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.