Closing Doors: Exploring Gender and Subject Choice in Schools

About (English version): 

A statistical study exploring the links between gender and subject choice.

This report uses the National Pupil Database to look at progression to a number of gendered A-level subjects from co-educational schools.

Main points include:

  • Nearly half of co-educational state-funded schools (49%) are actually making the gender imbalance in these subjects worse
  • The small number of schools (19%) that send on relatively more girls to do A-level physics also have a smaller gender imbalance in progression to other subjects
  • It follows that whatever factors limit the progression of girls to A-level physics in a school are likely to depend on the whole school environment
Public identifier:
Type of resource: 
Geographic provenance: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK)
Date created: 
Is this resource freely shareable?: 
Total energy: 

Share the resource


Add new comment