CCEA launches new Coding in the Classroom resources as part of EU CodeWeek

Published: 29/06/2018, 9:00am
Python Resource Launch
From left to right - Claire Davidson, Data Scientist, Kainos; Dr Philip Hanna, Director of Education, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast; Tommy O’Reilly, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Education; and Justin Edwards, Chief Executive, CCEA.

CCEA, in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, have developed a new resource to support coding at Key Stage 3 (ages 11 - 14). CCEA have designed the resource to support the development of skills in the Python programming language.

The Python Year 10 Resource helps prepare learners to programme to GCSE and A-level programming.

The new resource is part of CCEA’s award winning ‘digital skills framework’, which aims to improve the computer coding skills of young people in Northern Ireland.

Python Year 10 Resource Launch

CCEA CEO Justin Edwards commented:

"The demand for people with digital skills will continue to grow. At CCEA, we want young people to leave school with the skills to create things with digital devices. We want them to be able to code and interact with software in a way that adds value.

We are delighted to have had opportunity to work in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast on this coding resource for 11 to 14 year olds. This resource is part of suite of curriculum and qualifications support that will help young people prepare for future employment."

Dr Philp Hanna, QUB - Director of Education - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, commented:

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