New UCL IOE Report: Gender and Participation in Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Posted: 08/03/2017

UCL Institute of Education has just completed a report on five case studies conducted on behalf of the Further Mathematics Support Programme.

The report provides useful insights into how five schools/colleges have succeeded in encouraging greater proportions of girls to continue studying A level Mathematics. Offering girls the opportunity to attempt challenging mathematics in Key Stage 4 together with flexible support, advice and guidance, helps to create a positive culture that girls can succeed in advanced mathematics.

The FMSP will consider how to implement the recommendations based on the outcomes from this research to help more schools/colleges to encourage girls’ participation in mathematics. See also the FMSP Encouraging Girls to Take Mathematics web page.

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