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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th March 2014.

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Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Justice) 2:30 pm, 24th March 2014

The Under-Secretary of State rightly says that she is worried about the number of girls taking A-level maths, given that two thirds of A-level maths students are boys. Is she also worried about the fact that level 6 key stage 2 entrants are consistently more often boys than girls? She has announced changes in the maths curriculum, but what elements of that curriculum, or of teaching, will help to deal with this issue?