The number of girls in the U.K. choosing to take computing at the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level increased from 15,046 in 2018 to 17,158 this year, with girls now making up 21.4% of U.K. GCSE computing entries.
In higher-level grades in computing, girls outperformed boys, with 24.9% of girls receiving a 7/A grade in the subject compared to 20.8% of boys.
Said Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates, "What is particularly significant is the increase in girls studying STEM subjects, which paints an optimistic future for the tech industry, which has struggled to increase its gender diversity."
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