Encouraging female students to take STEM subjects at A level

Hi!

I’m Steph and I’m a Sixth Form student who plans to pursue a career in engineering.

 

As the only (out of about 40 students total) female physics or further maths student in my Sixth Form, I am keen to encourage more GCSE students to take science subjects at A level. Speaking to some of them, a lot of them do not believe they are intelligent enough, even the top students in the class.

I am currently volunteering to help out with science lessons once a week but want to do more.


Does anyone have any ideas about how to encourage more students (particularly female students) to take science subjects at A level?

Thanks for any suggestions!
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  • Hi Steph,

    - I see you posted this some time ago but, in case this is of help, here is my sugggestion

    - Before the Corona Virus epidemic started, I used to go to schools quite a lot doing presentations and other activities. I would recommend encouraging the young people to watch Abbie Huttie's videos. You can find many of them with a simple Google search using  'Abbie Huttie IET'. You could include the videos as part of a presentation as the youngsters like videos as it adds variety to the talk. Abbie Huttie has been working on the latest Mars rover, which is interesting in itself. There are many other practical IET videos including some on apprenticeships which also include girls, which might be of interest.

    - I hope this is of some help.

    Regards,

    Rob H.
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  • Hi Steph,

    - I see you posted this some time ago but, in case this is of help, here is my sugggestion

    - Before the Corona Virus epidemic started, I used to go to schools quite a lot doing presentations and other activities. I would recommend encouraging the young people to watch Abbie Huttie's videos. You can find many of them with a simple Google search using  'Abbie Huttie IET'. You could include the videos as part of a presentation as the youngsters like videos as it adds variety to the talk. Abbie Huttie has been working on the latest Mars rover, which is interesting in itself. There are many other practical IET videos including some on apprenticeships which also include girls, which might be of interest.

    - I hope this is of some help.

    Regards,

    Rob H.
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