It’s always interesting to see which subjects are proving popular among students around the UK and it could prove inspiring if you’re currently deciding where to focus your attention over the next few years.
New research from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has just revealed that, where A Levels are concerned, computing is proving to be especially popular right now, with an 11 per cent increase seen in students completing the certification.
In addition, we’re also seeing the highest number of students taking computer science degrees in ten years, with a five per cent increase seen compared to 2020. Over the last ten years, the number of students on these degree courses has climbed by 60 per cent!
The subject is also proving particularly appealing to women, the stats show, with more female students than ever before awarded A Levels in computing and a nine per cent increase in female students taking undergraduate computer science degrees.
Overall, computing is now the fastest-growing STEM A Level, with numbers in England up by 12 per cent, compared to 6.4 per cent overall for STEM subjects.
Director of education at BCS Julia Adamson said: “More young people than ever before are choosing to study computer science at university. Computing is a rich and creative subject which can lead to exciting and rewarding careers as well as skills which are in high demand from employers, and will help to address the digital skills gap.
“We’re particularly pleased to see rising numbers of female students choosing to study computing at A Level and as a degree and hope this will lead to an increasingly diverse workforce in tech industries.”
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