More girls choosing Maths at college...
According to the Gender and Education Association’s website, although there is now very little difference in the exam results of female and male students taking maths in most countries, fewer girls and women actually choose to take the subject.
But at Gower College Swansea, female students are showing an increasing interest in choosing Maths as a degree subject.
Among the current crop of A Level students who are planning to take Maths at HE level are Rosie Amery, Nadeen Khaleel and Rose Matthews.
All three students are heading to university this September to take Maths at Cardiff, Cambridge and Bath respectively.
Jay Ramsurran, who teaches Maths at the Gorseinon campus, is delighted.
“As a college, we’ve always encouraged female students to follow subjects that have been seen traditionally as ‘boys’ subjects, such as Engineering and Maths,” he says. “So it’s very gratifying to see female students developing a passion for Maths at school and college and then deciding on it as a potential career path.”