A-level Results Confirm IT Industry's Fears

Recent A-level results have confirmed that the UK is not producing much needed IT talent.

Despite the growing demand for IT staff throughout UK industry, this year saw a 2.4 per cent drop in the number of students taking IT-related A-levels.

Compared to 2005 this is a huge 24 per cent drop and the latest results show that this year 16,251 gained computing and ICT A-levels, compared with 21,450 students five years ago.

Only 4,065 students received computing A-level which is a drop of 13.7 per cent compared to last year.

Computing A-level explores hardware, software and programming techniques and is currently a much sought after and highly a valuable industry standard.

Experts are predicting a "dreadful state of affairs",the IT professional workforce is predicted to grow at four times the average for the UK and less and less students are opting for a qualification in the subject.

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