You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar chart below gives information about the number of students studying Computer Science at a UK university between 2010 and 2012.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The illustration reveals the amounts of pupils in a UK university from 2010-2012 studying computer science. Overall, domestic British males were the most prevalent in 2010 but were surpassed by domestic British females in both 2011 and 2012.
UK male home students started at nearly 40 in 2010, dipped to 24 in 2011, before rebounding and rocketing to over 40 in 2012. Meanwhile, international males learners began at 20 in 2010, slightly expanded to about 23 in 2011 before soaring and peaking at 39 in 2012.
As for domestic UK female pupils, they began at just over 30 in 2010, and shot up to 44 in 2011and reached a school high of 45 in 2012. Foreign female students began the period at an overall university low of under 15 in 2010 before increasing to approximately 18 in 2011 and finishing at 20 in 2012.
In summary, all categories rose during the period.
Task 2 Some people believe that it is more important to teach children the literature of their own country than other countries. Do you agree or disagree?
There are those that feel that domestic literary works ought to take precedence over foreign sources and I feel both are critical for optimal individual and societal development.
The literature of an individuals native culture is important for several reasons. Firstly, these literary works of domestic origin instill pride in people and are vital for the social fabric of a society. For example, Indian literature such as the Vedas allow Indians to know that they have produced valuable written works from long ago that are still relevant in the current day. Secondly, this encourages citizens to produce and continue their domestic literature. In my experience, I have read a lot of my country's writings and strive to emulate and create works of my own due to this.
On the other hand, literature from across the globe is crucial for all of those who are interested. To begin, great works should be studied no matter their source due to their content. For example, works from ancient China such as the I Ching are extraordinary masterpieces worthy of international study. Furthermore, they help expand individual minds and offer new ideas and perspectives. In addition, studying literature outside of one's own nation helps to bond humanity and form a global union. For me, when I read enlightening works from abroad, I realize that there is important potential in people all over the world.
To conclude, both domestic and foreign literary sources are vital for the benefit and development of individuals due to their importance on how they can contribute to both local and global societies and literature as a whole.