STEM Skills Fund

Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me is intended to build confidence to choose to study A-level computer science, maths and physics among female, GCSE students. The programme provides information that will help students to make better-informed A-level subject choices in respect of those subjects. Girls Like Me is a novel way to let girls understand that Science, Technology and Engineering has opportunities for all types of people. Girls Like Me achieves this by assisting students with finding their preferred way of working through choosing adjectives to describe themselves, and then showing them where people like them are already happy and successful in careers based on computer science, maths and physics qualifications.

We train computer science, maths and science teachers and female ambassadors who work in STEM-related occupations to help us deliver Girls Like Me. Additionally, we conduct group work with mothers and daughters to help female GCSE students become more confident with choosing to study A-level computer science, maths and physics, and to help make sure they are supported in their subject choices by parents.