Encouraging girls into GCSE computer science - remote CM440 / G02
- Girls are under-represented in GCSE / A Level Computer Science
- Only 20% of GCSE entries in 2017 were girls
- Only 10% of A Level entries in 2017 were girls
- Girls outperform boys when entered in GCSE Computer Science
- Only 34% of all females are taking a computing qualification at GCSE opposed to 51% of males
Who is it for?
Teachers and curriculum leaders in secondary computing.
What topics are covered?
- Encouraging girls into GCSE CS -Explore the big picture of the current gap in uptake at GSCE between girls and boys. Be part of discussions around reasons for this gap, including, lack of role models, unconscious bias, and a non-inclusive curriculum amongst others. Consider different strategies inside and outside of the classroom to support the narrowing of the gap before finally planning effective interventions in KS3 to improve the uptake in your own school.
How long is this course?
Who is the course leader?
- discuss the issues and national trends affecting recruitment of girls into GCSE computer science
- evaluate a range of strategies to make computer science more inclusive
- plan effective intervention to increase recruitment at KS4
|1 Encouraging girls into GCSE computer science
|08 February 2022
Fees & Subsidies
Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.
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