Behind the Screen is the working title of e-skills UK, a new project to create a computing GCSE. Working with teachers, students, universities and employees, this GCSE has been designed to equip students and young people with a wide range of skills from programming to game design.
With more IT employers looking for wider skill sets, the current school IT curriculum is not providing the skills needed to work productively in IT hence the decline in the number of students deciding against an IT-related education of future career and IT related GCSE’s has fallen by 57% since 2005.
Behind the Screen has a goal to create a new computing CGSE to cover systemic thinking, software development and an understanding of how technology is created and works in real life challenges.
To find out more or get involved, you can find out more via the Behind the Screen website