Tag Archives: Gender

No More Boys and Girls

No More Boys and Girls (BBC, August 2017) BBC programme documents a 6 week experiment in gender neutrality carried out with one year 3 primary school class in primary school on the Isle of White…. Can our kids go gender … Continue reading

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What is the Gender Gap in Education?

What is The Gender Gap? The gender gap in education refers to the fact that girls get better GCSE and A level results than boys, in practically every subject, and women are much more likely to go to university than … Continue reading

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Do teachers stereotype students according to sex and gender?

GCSE and A level statistics show us subject choices are very gendered – even in 2017, boys tend to choose typically male subjects and girls tend to choose typically female subjects. Interactionist theory points to teacher stereotyping and labeling as … Continue reading

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Gender and Subject Choice 2017

Looking at the A level exam entries by gender in 2017 over 90% of people who sat computing were male, compared to only 23% of people who sat sociology A level.   Either click on the above graphic or check … Continue reading

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Should girls be allowed to wear trousers in school?

Most UK schools have introduced trousers for girls into their uniform codes in the last twenty years, but some continue to ban them and will send home any girl who turns up wearing trousers, at least according to Trousers for All, which … Continue reading

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Global Gender Inequalities – An Overview

Gender Inequalities in Employment – For every dollar earnt by men, women earn 70-90 cents. Women are less likely to work than men – Globally in 2015 about three quarters of men and half of women participate in the labour … Continue reading

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Why boys aren’t really catching up girls at A-level

The 2017 A level results revealed that boys beat girls to top grades,  with 26.6% of boys achieving the top grades A-A* compared to 26.1% of girls. This is the first time in years that boys have done better than … Continue reading

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Is There a Crisis in Youth Mental Ill Health?

Girls are more than twice as likely to report mental health problems as boys Poor girls are nearly twice as likely to report mental health problems than rich girls. One in four teenage girls believe they are suffering from depression, … Continue reading

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Analyse the reasons for social class, ethnic and/ or gender differences in society

The issue of why differences in life chances by class, gender and ethnic differences exist forms a major part of any A level sociology syllabus, and I would say the analysis of the reasons behind these social differences is fundamental to sociology’s … Continue reading

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What is Patriarchy?

Working definition The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions Origins of the Concept  Ideas of male dominance have a very long history, with many religions presenting it as natural and necessary. … Continue reading

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