The programming language Python has overtaken French as the most popular language taught in primary schools, according to new research. The news comes exactly one year after the UK government introduced the Computing curriculum, which featured coding as a core component.
The study, commissioned by Ocado Technology, sampled 1,000 primary school age children, 1,000 secondary school age children and 1,000 parents in order to assess the progress of the new curriculum. It found that six out of 10 parents would prefer their children to learn Python instead of French.
Three-quarters of the primary school children surveyed said that, if offered the choice, they would rather learn how to programme a robot than learn French.
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