Bringing computer science back into schools: lessons from the UK

  title={Bringing computer science back into schools: lessons from the UK},
  author={Neil Brown and Michael K{\"o}lling and Tom Crick and Simon L. Peyton Jones and Simon Humphreys and Sue Sentance},
  booktitle={SIGCSE '13},
Computer science in UK schools is a subject in decline: the ratio of Computing to Maths A-Level students (i.e. ages 16--18) has fallen from 1:2 in 2003 to 1:20 in 2011 and in 2012. In 2011 and again in 2012, the ratio for female students was 1:100, with less than 300 female students taking Computing A-Level in the whole of the UK each year. Similar problems have been observed in the USA and other countries, despite the increased need for computer science skills caused by IT growth in industry… 

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