Excitement at UTC Swindon continues, as it paves the way for young people to acquire technical expertise. The 2015/16 year begins with becoming a registered Lead School in the Computing At School Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science, joining only 3 others teaching Key Stage 4 and 5 in Swindon. A Lead School recognises the importance of Computing as a subject and ensures it’s a key focus in its development plan. Computing At School (CAS) is supported by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and industry leaders including Microsoft, Google and BT. Future students at UTC Swindon will gain key skills and knowledge in fields such as programming, app development and problem solving. This combined with the rich engineering curriculum at UTC Swindon will give students a competitive edge in an ever changing world.
UTC Swindon trains teachers too! Teachers from around Swindon will engage with Computing training lead by a trained Computing At School Master Teacher from the CAS Network. An exciting new engineering and computing project is planned in line with UTC Swindon Sponsors, Dialogue Semiconductors. Students will engineer a remote controlled car, and program an App to remotely control it via a smartphone!