On results day, the professional body for information technology, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, congratulates the 80,000 people awarded a GCSE in computing.

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.

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"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.

"One thing we all learnt during the pandemic is that digital skills are vital for all, providing the tools to take an active part in society, aid career prospects and improve the UK economy in the long run.

Record numbers of undergraduates

"I hope that many of today's pupils will continue to develop their knowledge in this subject and I wish them every success in their future endeavours."

The number of students placed on undergraduate degrees in computing across the UK has increased by 7% on last year, with just over 24,900 people due to start courses.

  • There were 81,120 entrants to computing GCSE across the UK
  • Female entrants in England continue to outperform male entrants in computing.
  • 40.6% of female entrants in England gained a grade 7 or above.
  • 32.2% of male entrants in England gained a grade 7 or above.
  • The ratio of Male: Female entrants to computing in England was 3.7:1. This is a little better than in 2021 when it was 3.8:1. 16,835 females: 61,460 Males (78,295 total).
  • Source - JCQ Data is for all UK GCSE entrants