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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.
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Jessica Rowson

Institute of Physics
Gender Balance Manager/Development Coach
London/Cambridge
Jessica Rowson is the Gender Balance Manager Pre-19 for the Institute of Physics, responsible for managing projects that look at the barriers faced by girls when deciding whether to continue to study physics at A-level, and what active steps can be taken to redress the imbalance. For the past 30 years only around a fifth of UK A-level physics students are female, despite similar achievements across boys and girls at GCSE. Findings from the most recent pilot project indicate that schools can make a difference, with the number of girls choosing AS physics trebling in the pilot schools. Prior to this role, Jessica taught physics at a secondary school in South East London and has a background in structural engineering and technical journalism.