According to a recent report by the Institute of Physics, nearly half of all mixed state schools have no girls studying A-level physics at all. Here are a few thoughts on why:
1 – The fear of failure
2 – Practical work can go wrong…
3 – Realistic Role Models
4 – How positively is science portrayed outside the classroom?
5 – Physics is Hard
What can we actually do about it in our classrooms?
This blog offers a free whitepaper with practical tips that you can carry out in your lessons tomorrow that should help girls engage further with physics. These tips are super easy to implement.