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More than half of England's secondary schools did not offer GCSE computer science.

More than half of England's secondary schools did not offer GCSE computer science.

More than half of England's secondary schools, 54%, did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16, a report from the Royal Society has found.

It urged the government to increase spending on computer education tenfold over the next five years to ensure youngsters can "unlock the full potential of new technologies".

The biggest issue was the lack of skilled teachers, the report found.

The Department for Education said more pupils were choosing the subject.

"We want to ensure our future workforce has the skills we need to drive the future productivity and economy of this country and that is why the government made computing a compulsory part of the national curriculum," said a spokesperson.

 

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