This site is designed to support students of Computing and ICT at secondary schools in the UK. It has been in existence since 2001 and was initially created to support students of A level ICT with their Access coursework - hence the domain name. I chose the .info TLD as it was new at the time and seemed to represent the purpose of the site, as it's not a company, organisation or internet service provider.
The owner of the site is a Computer Science graduate, has six years' experience in the software industry and has been teaching ICT and Computing since 1998. He has been programming since 1981 and was a TES Subject Genius (until the TES removed all of the subject-related content from their site in October 2020).
The site was greatly expanded in 2013 in preparation for the new National Curriculum in Computing. Many schools link to the site, and pages also feature in Somerset's Enquiry-Based Curriculum Map, OCR Support Materials and training materials for the Victoria State Government in Australia. The site is referenced in books, and the author is also referenced in books and appears on the reading list for Computer Science at NYU.
You can read about updates to the site, and see other items of interest on the following social media:
Longer articles appear on the Computing and ICT in a Nutshell blog, and you can find example programs in Scratch and replit.com.
Some of the feedback received includes:
"I remember seeing your KS3 SoW a couple of years ago and it was a light bulb moment for me (having taught Maths to fill the timetable, I saw that they repeated over and over the concepts taught at GCSE from Year 7), [I] re-wrote my SoW... and have just done it for the first full year with end of year KS3 exams and have been so impressed at how they have dealt with some of the GCSE questions I have thrown in. I think this will make a difference in both uptake and scores in a couple of years time.", Head of Department, UK Secondary School
"I teach middle school computer science in Colorado. I just wanted to say I have been using the tools on this site for years now, and it is still one of the best places I have found online to make make of the abstract, hard to visualize concepts in computer science much more accessible and understandable for students new to the topics. It's been an integral part of my classroom."
If you have any feedback or have any suggestions for new pages then please get in touch using the Contact Form.
This site has a responsive design with pure CSS menus, and most should appear correctly on a range of devices from smartphones to PCs. Some pages are not displayed correctly on smallers screens, e.g. the sorting balance), and not all pages fit on the menus, so please check out the A-Z Index.
You can contact me via the Contact Form - please don't include any e-mail addresses or URLs in the body of the message otherwise it won't get to me.
The content on this site is covered by a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence.