Overview: In the academic year 2012-2013 I ran a small project at my school to try and encourage more girls to study GCSE Computing (an entirely optional subject, on offer since 2011).
I am pleased to say that with some intervention I managed to increase the number of girls who have opted to study Computing from just 2, to 19. This is nearly a 50/50 gender split!
I produced a short presentation at the end of this project, for anyone who might be interested: goo.gl/rVMXf
Although this project wasn’t perfectly scientific, the results were positive and I hope that this information might be of use to anyone facing similar gender balance issues in other schools.