Reports

The Institute has published several reports investigating the gender imbalance of physics A-level and on issues around equality of education.

Reports and research

Improving Gender Balance - Reflections on the impact of interventions in schools (2017) Findings from the Improving Gender Balance and Drayson pilot projects and recommendations for good practice

Improving Gender Balance - Results and recommendations from the IOP's work in schools (2017)  A summary of the Improving Gender Balance and Drayson pilot projects, ahead of the full report launch in March 2017

Opening Doors: A guide to good practice in countering gender stereotyping in schools (2015) Case studies and key recommendations of how schools can explore equality issues across the whole school.

Closing Doors: Exploring gender and subject choice in schools (2013) An exploration of national data on progression to A-level in selected subjects, including physics. The report draws attention to the gender imbalances that exist on A-level courses.

It’s Different for Girls: The influence of schools (2012) uses data from the National Pupil Database to explore how uptake by girls onto A level physics courses varies in different types of schools.

Girls into Physics: Action research (2009) is the evaluation report from our 2008 school-based action research programme, including recommendations for classroom practice.

Girls in the Physics Classroom: A review of the research on girls’ participation in physics (2006) a summary of the existing research on girls’ participation in physics, highlighting common threads and suggesting effective strategies.



Whole school equality newsletter registration

A monthly newsletter with inspiration, easy-to-deliver ideas and resources to help you investigate and tackle gender inequality in your school. 

Sign up here to receive your e-newsletter!.






By submitting this form you agree to receive the Whole School Equality Newsletter by email from the Institute of Physics. Rest assured, we will never sell or rent your personal data to third parties. For further information, please see our Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.iop.org/privacy. You can unsubscribe from receiving this newsletter at any time by using the opt out option on our emails.