Gender differences in achievement- internal factors

  • Equal opportunities policies
    • Girls in Science Technology, Women Into Science and Engineering
    • introducing the national curriculum means girls and boys study mostly the same subjects
  • Positive role models
    • increased proportion of female teachers and headteachers
    • female teachers are good role models for girls as it shows that to have a successful career, one needs to achieve well
  • GCSE structure
    • Girls thrive under the introduction of coursework as they…


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