A-Level Results 2022 – Tech industry experts react
This week A-Level students received their results, with many of them now working out next steps. In the UK, top grades for A-level results have fallen since last year, with 36.4% of all grades marked at A* or A, to try and tackle rising grade inflation over the last two years.
A near-record high number of students have been offered a university or college place too, and the first T-level grades were revealed for those taking new technical qualifications, with an overall pass rate of 92%.
But are school leavers fully prepared for the worlds of higher education and work that awaits them? UK tech job vacancies have grown by 191% between 2020-2021 – and are continuing to grow, according to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. But recruitment remains difficult, owing to an ongoing shortage of skilled workers.
It seems there’s a disconnect between what students learn in school and real-world job opportunities. Let’s discuss how industry leaders and educators can help bridge that gap.