The Right Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom and Minister for Women and Equalities, said:
“Getting girls to take an interest in maths and science isn’t just about improving their earnings potential, as it’s also about improving the country’s economic and educational performance.” (The Guardian, 8th December 2014, ‘A gender gap that simply doesn’t add up’)
One can easily see the evidence of this loss of creativity and talent, for example, in the fact that only 12.37% of all engineers are women in the UK. (Women in Engineering Statistics 2018).
The present study was designed to focus on one girls’ secondary academy and to investigate why, even though at GCSE 90% of girls gained A*–C passes in maths, only 22% chose to study maths in Year 12.