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The lack of female role models has a profound effect on girls choosing A-levels, says sociologist Louise Archer at King’s College London.“For girls in particular, physics is seen as being a very masculine subject,” she says.Although female physicists do appear on UK television and radio – the astrophysicist Lucie Green, for instance – none has become a household name.


In the scheme of gender imbalance, Colyton Grammar is what physicists might call an anomalous point.

Ito’s study, which is published in the journal Science, suggests girls could be welcomed into physics with routine values-affirmation exercises.


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