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    Are there quite a lot of girls taking physics and maths at your school/ sixth-form/ class?

    Because for some reason, they're deemed to be very masculine subjects and I've heard that in quite a lot of sixth forms, there are like less than 5 girls in total taking them (although I know quite a lot of girls are taking Maths now though)

    But for the other sciences like chemistry and biology and psychology, especially the latter two, it is very equal, with sometimes a lot more girls than boys.


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    Im my maths and biology classes at A-level it was about 50:50, in further maths 20:80. I didn't take physics but have been told it was 30:70 or thereabouts.

    At my Uni however it's 61:39 in favour of girls for medicine and biological sciences whereas it's 31:69 for Science and Engineering.

    If you're a prospective applicant for a course, I wouldn't let the gender makeup discourage you for applying for what you're interested in .
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    There are schemes in place to encourage girls to take science and math qualifications. We need more women in these fields. It doesn't matter how many girls are in your class, if you enjoy the subject then take it.
 
 
 
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