publication . Conference object . 2004

Girls studying physics at post-secondary level in Malta

Gatt, Suzanne; Borg Marks, Joan; The Access of Women to Science;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: Hands-on Science Network
  • Country: Malta
Abstract
All secondary level students in Malta study, at least, one science subject (Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology) up to school-leaving level. This is due to a pass in one science subject being compulsory for entry into general post-secondary education. On the other hand, Physics, rather than Chemistry or Biology, is compulsory in State Schools. This ensures that a large percentage of girls, in Malta, study Physics. Analysis of Physics exam results at school-leaving level, the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC), shows that there is little difference, if any, in performance between boys and girls in the overall grade. A specific study has shown that the only consi...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Physics -- Study and teaching -- Malta, Sex differences in education -- Malta, Students -- Malta
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