Are Single Sex schools more likely to take part in I’m a Scientist?

Slightly.

A recent request for help resulted in a surprisingly large number of girls schools responding. We wondered if participating schools were biased along single sex education lines.

A quick analysis gave us the following percentages of UK schools taking part:

  • 20.4% of secondary schools
  • 19.9% of mixed schools
  • 27.7% of Girls Schools
  • 19.0% of Boys Schools

So we have a slight bias towards girls schools, but as they constitute only 7% of secondary schools, we can live with that bias.

And here’s the Venn diagram that illustrates the figures, and illustrates how dreadful venn diagram generators are.

Posted on January 15, 2020 by ModShane in Evaluation. Comments Off on Are Single Sex schools more likely to take part in I’m a Scientist?