Wycombe High breaking boundaries alongside Institute of Physics

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Wycombe High School has been allocated to the intervention group for the Institute of Physics' Improving Gender Balance research trial.

For more than 30 years, across the country only a fifth of those taking A Level Physics have been girls. Because of this Wycombe High School is participating in a new project to engage more students with the opportunities that come from studying physics at A Level.

The Improving Gender Balance project is a national research trial involving over 160 schools and is funded by the Department for Education and led by the Institute of Physics (IOP).  We will be working closely with an IOP coach, Dr Jess Hamer, to explore and then break down the barriers that exist for some students when it comes to choosing subjects at A-level.

Mr Jeremy Crocker, Teacher of Physics

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