Girls in Physics
Girls are under-represented in physics post-16. In 2006 the Institute of Physics published the results of a review that sought to identify causes of this serious issue.
Following publication of the research findings, the Institute produced a teachers' guide and two video films that explored ways in which schools could encourage girls to study physics post-16.
Several research reports exploring causes of girls' under-representation in physics, and suggesting possible approaches to tackling this issue.
'Girls in the Physics Classroom: Review of Research on Girls' Particpation in Physics'
This review by Patricia Murphy and Elizabeth Whitelegg of the Open...
Several publications for teachers that draw from the findings of research into strategies to increase girls' participation in physics post-16.
'Girls in the Physics Classroom: A Teachers' Guide for Action'
This guide was produced as a result of the Institute of Physics' 2006 research review into girls...
Two videos to illustrate the messages of the Girls in Physics review and teachers' guide.
A scripted drama showing two teachers struggling to change their teaching to 'save' their student Nellie's interest in physics.
'Key Stage 3/4 Science: Girls in Physics'