This report from The Royal Society addresses the state of computing education in UK schools and finds it “patchy”.
The report reiterates the importance of computing saying, “The demand for computing skills and knowledge is growing – the nation’s economy depends on it, and young people must be equipped with the necessary skills for the future. Data and digital technologies promise revolutionary transformational changes across the full range of industry sectors and spheres of life.
This unprecedented digital revolution will impact everyone. It will have extraordinary implications on the range of skills that today’s young people will require in every aspect of their lives. Computing education must enable young people to continue to keep up with the pace of technological change so that they can remain effective, well-informed and safe citizens.”