Data and sources for the Girls’ participation in advanced maths factsheet

Our Girls' participation in advanced maths factsheet provides an overview of the research surrounding girls' participation in advanced maths. It draws on several sources of information and data, which we've listed below. 

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"International comparisons show that post-16 maths participation in England is relatively low"

Source:

Hodgen, J., Pepper, D., Sturman, L., & Ruddock, G. (2010). Is the UK an Outlier? London: Nuffield Foundation

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[Graph] Proportion of students continuing on to AS/A level Mathematics by GCSE Mathematics attainment

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Department for Education (DFE), corp creator. (2017). Post-16 maths participation in 2015 to 2016: Ad-hoc notice

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[Graph] Participation in A level Mathematics 2018-19 in England by gender

[Graph] Participation in A level Further Mathematics 2018-19 in England by gender

Source:

Compare School Performance - data: A level attainment in maths and science subjects for England in 2019 by gender

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"As well as variation in the uptake of advanced maths between male and female students there is also variation between regions. This data is available by gender at individual school level for you to look at yourself."

Source:

Compare School Performance

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"One of the most comprehensive reports, in this field on this topic was undertaken in 2015 by the Institute of Education (IoE)"

Source:

Smith, C. (2014). Gender and participation in mathematics and further mathematics A-levels: a literature review for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. London: UCL Institute of Education.

Girls’ participation in advanced maths factsheet