WISE analysis of JCQ data for 2016 GCSE results for STEM subjects 

The 2016 GCSE results show that there has been an increase in the number of STEM subjects taken by students. Girls are taking more STEM subjects and achieving better grades at GCSE. 

More girls taking STEM subjects 

Girls achieve better grades 

The charts below show the popularity of GCSE subjects by gender and trends over the past three years for the number of girls taking STEM subjects.