Education and Tech sector – sounding the alarm on diminishing gender diversity
This year's GCSE and A-Level results provided some sobering data on the number of female students taking computing-related programmes. Tech Partnership's Director of Comms reflects on the figures and on the way forward.
Drop in GCSE Computing students offers little hope for digital skills shortage
There was a drop in the overall figure for students in IT-related GCSE programmes this year. And although there was no change in the gender split, with only 21% students being female, the grade performance gap widened, with female students outperforming their male counterparts.
Leeds City Region school students hooked on tech challenges
Thousands of school students in Barnsley, Bradford, Harrogate, York and other Leeds City Region communities are taking to tech, thanks to #techgoals education programme.
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