Girls in STEM

Academic success

Although statistically, girls often out perform boys in STEM subjects, the industry does have a stereotype of being more suitable for boys – a gap we want to help bridge at Lymm High School.

Out of our students who applied and were successful with STEM subjects at university, 43% were girls, which is higher than the UK average. Those Sixth Formers have gone on to study a wide range of subjects including Civil Engineering; Medicine; Zoology; Mathematics; Finance and Biological sciences.

Through the STEM club run in school alongside other events we hope to challenge girls at Lymm High to continue with these subjects, which are so essential in many brilliant careers. Our aim is to continually improve the percentages of girls within those subjects. Currently we have:

SubjectYear 12 – % girlsYear 13 – % girls
Biology48%60%
Chemistry45%60%
BTEC IT17%40%
3D Design / Product Design38%88%
Economics16%17%
Further Mathematics38%44%
Mathematics40%44%
Physics33%23%

If you’re more interested in the statistics behind women in STEM, click HERE to look into the UK’s statistics.

How else to get involved: outside of the curriculum

Previously, Lymm High held its first networking event to mark International Women in Engineering Day which you can find out about HERE. Although COVID-19 has restricted some opportunities, moving forward we hope to ensure provision is virtual, so watch this space for events and opportunities to get involved in.

Some good websites, you could explore to find out more are: