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Oxted School in Surrey has made the switch from scientific calculators to the new Casio fx-CG50 graphic calculator at A-level. They now use them for GCSE too. But why was the school so proactive in making the move? What benefits has it seen? And what has the all-important student feedback been like so far?
With an ambitious objective to improve results and encourage students to take up maths at A-level, Hamstead Hall Academy in Birmingham decided to make the switch from scientific calculators to the new Casio fx-CG50 graphic calculator. The results have been outstanding.
Girls regularly outperform boys in STEM subjects, but they’re still not choosing to study them beyond GCSE. A big reason for this is the perception and pre-conceived labels that are associated with studying and working STEM areas. In other words, girls don’t see people like them in STEM roles.
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