Computing is a subject taught in all UK schools.  All children, from the age of four, must learn about algorithms, programming and using computer technologies. Why is this and what do you need to know about it?

The main reason, of course, is to ensure that Britain can compete with other countries in designing and making products based on computer technologies.

It’s also important that we should all be able to understand and control products which include computers technologies, rather than being assive recipients.

Products which include computer technologies, increasingly means pretty well everything we purchase and own.


If you’re under 40, you won’t remember a world without computers and the all of the digital technologies we take for granted nowadays. You’re probably not aware of just how profound a change there has been during your lifetime.

Does it really matter? Well, this rapid change has had profound impact on our way of life and nowhere is this less important than in education, where young people are learning how to be happy, healthy and productive members of society.

So read on. This website will tell you all you need to know . . .

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© Brian Smith 2015