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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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  • I have to completely disagree with the above post. The differences within the sexes are far higher than the differences between the sexes - there are males who are and aren't interested in technology, and females who are and aren't interested in technology. My daughter is far more technically competent and interested than my son!


    We have spent the last hundred years socially engineering boys to play with meccano (whether they want to or not) and girls to play with dolls (whether they want to or not). It's silly, wasteful, and time for it to stop.
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  • I have to completely disagree with the above post. The differences within the sexes are far higher than the differences between the sexes - there are males who are and aren't interested in technology, and females who are and aren't interested in technology. My daughter is far more technically competent and interested than my son!


    We have spent the last hundred years socially engineering boys to play with meccano (whether they want to or not) and girls to play with dolls (whether they want to or not). It's silly, wasteful, and time for it to stop.
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