Congratulations to the 80,000 computing GCSE students

Record numbers will start computer science degrees this year, with faster growth in women taking computing than for any other university subject group, new figures show.

Julia Adamson, Director of Education at BCS, said: “My heartfelt congratulations go to the pupils who sat this year’s GCSE exams. It has been a particularly challenging period during which pupils had to negotiate major disruption to their schooling due to the pandemic.

An exciting and creative subject

“It’s also fantastic news that girls continue to take up the computer science qualifications at similar levels to previous years and achieve good grades. However, we cannot be complacent, and we need to see more girls studying this exciting and creative subject.

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