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Girls 'misconceptions' about STEM subjects.

Girls 'misconceptions' about STEM subjects.

The Schools Minister has called for girls’ “misconceptions” about science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) to be challenged as new data shows that boys generally prefer the subjects.

Research by the Department for Education published on Monday shows that the proportion of boys whose favourite subject is in a Stem field is almost twice that for girls.

Of those surveyed, 59% of boys picked a Stem subject as their favourite, compared with just 32% of girls.

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