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!
Parents
  • Hi,


    Find the female STEM ambassadors and role models in your country or your sector, and get them to provide presentations, blogs and videos, and perhaps offer mentorships to encourage females to take the STEM A levels and show the link between STEM A levels and the careers possible, with or without going through university.


    I have found with experience that males telling females what is good for them never goes well. Get females to tell and encourage females what is exciting about STEM subjects and careers will work far better.
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  • Hi,


    Find the female STEM ambassadors and role models in your country or your sector, and get them to provide presentations, blogs and videos, and perhaps offer mentorships to encourage females to take the STEM A levels and show the link between STEM A levels and the careers possible, with or without going through university.


    I have found with experience that males telling females what is good for them never goes well. Get females to tell and encourage females what is exciting about STEM subjects and careers will work far better.
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