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It’s time to ‘open up physics’ if we want to bring in more girls and shift the subject’s declining uptake  

Rebekah Hayes.  Despite numerous campaigns over many years, getting more students to study physics after GCSE remains a huge challenge. The proportion of students in the UK taking physics at A level is noticeably lower than those studying other sciences.

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The magic of a good science teacher

Sheila Curtis This year more than 35,000 students completed A-level physics. This not only represents a  move towards meeting the need for a more scientifically literate population, it hit the Institute of Physics‘ 2014 target for increasing participation in the

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