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Impact, evaluation and research

Our vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. We continually evaluate the impact that our programmes, services and resources are having on improving the quality of teaching computing in schools, and the learning experience for young people.

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

Computer Science Accelerator Graduates Evaluation (cohort 2)

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.

Computer Science Accelerator Graduates Evaluation (cohort 1)

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.

Digital Literacy Report

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.

International Computing Textbook Review

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.

Take part in our research

Subject practitioners

To help us meet the needs of computing educators, we work with panels of teachers, across key stages.

Meet our panels


Browse our resources, to understand how to promote effective computing pedagogy.

Pedagogy resources

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