Girls in French schools get marking bias to ‘encourage them into stem careers’

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Full report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32302022

"The analysis suggests that girls who benefited most from biased marking in maths early on were more likely both to continue with academic education and to take science subjects at 16"

In three years the girls achieved the same grades or over took the boys in exams.
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(Original post by She-Ra)
Full report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32302022

"The analysis suggests that girls who benefited most from biased marking in maths early on were more likely both to continue with academic education and to take science subjects at 16"

In three years the girls achieved the same grades or over took the boys in exams.
Why should giving them higher grades make them more likely to take a subject onto a higher level? They should have left the grades how they were and let the girls choose what they wanted to do. All it has done is pushed more girls into science which seems like all we are focused on at the moment in science.
Yes it's certainly interesting but it's pushed them into a career they may never have initially wanted

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