A and T Levels results show stagnation in STEM subjects
Records show a decrease of 3.5% and 6.7% in numbers taking A levels in Physics and Design and Technology, respectively, compared to A level entries increasing overall by 2.2% in the UK.
The percentage of girls taking Physics has meanwhile stayed static at 23%, highlights EngineeringUK.
Engineering related T Levels are still new, with 1,592 students having received results today and female students making up 9% of the cohort.
Computing A Level has increased in uptake by 16.7%, the highest increase for any subject.
Beth Elgood, Director of Communications at EngineeringUK, comments, ‘If we are to improve the diversity of the engineering and tech workforce, it’s imperative this proportion improves… As a sector that is challenged with acute workforce shortages, it’s important that we closely monitor and strive to increase both the number and diversity of young people studying STEM related subjects. Today’s results confirm there is still work to be done.’