Nicky's Computing Blog

February 26, 2019

You will have pupils who are happy, and indeed relish the opportunity to work through a page of programming problems but others find programming daunting and need other help in gaining confidence to create their own programs. Discover six techniques you can use in you...

June 12, 2018

Ever wanted to learn how to write computer programs? With these 5 tips you can learn how to write code using any programming language. 1) Have a go! – You can not possibly hope to learn without trying it for yourself, many programs are free to download. To download...

January 9, 2018

The conditions for the NEA for the GCSE Computing qualification have recently changed and the rules relaxed considerably as outlined by Ofqual on the 8th January 2018.  The largest change for teachers is that they will not have to mark the tasks and they can give assi...

September 22, 2017

When I first heard about this strange phenomenon, I was a little sceptical. Is this just another gimmick? Is there a surplus of rubber ducks that need repurposing? No, apparently this is a recognised programming technique that really works.