In 2016, Lau was selected to be a CAS Master Teacher and in 2017 Lau received an International Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science from the Infosys Foundation USA, the Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Science Teachers Association.
William’s students have generally achieved excellent exam results with his most recently examined students achieving 100% A*-C grades at A-Level and 1.5 grades value added from their predicted grades. He is committed to helping his students realise their true potential and he aims to achieve this by supporting and challenging his students and in turn positively changing their perceptions. The majority of William’s pupils have gone on to degrees and careers of their choice, their chosen career paths have included Computer Science, Cyber Security, IT, Finance, Business, Film, Art, Animation and Digital Design.
William is interested in the cognitive science and research behind self-improvement, teaching and learning. He believes in continuous improvement and encourages all those he works with to persevere, reflect, refine and grow. William has spoken at numerous national conferences and continues to advise on and support the teacher training programmes at the University of Roehampton. He has delivered CPD on curriculum design and assessment at various schools across the UK. William is also involved with the Quantum project, a national study into improving assessment which is led by Simon Peyton Jones, Cynthia Selby (Computing at Schools), Tim Oates (Cambridge Assessment) and Rob Coe (CEM Durham).
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