2 markers: what is meant by the
The signature bake!
Can you complete your
cupcakes with an
appropriate definition. One
precise sentence with an
example should do.
Think about how
you would arrange
them on your stand.
6 markers: Suggest 3…
• …reasons for girls achievement.
• …reasons for male underachievement
For your technical
challenge we’d like
you to make a 3
Time to improve your „invention‟
bake…10 mins left .
• Read through your timed answer to ‘outline the reasons for gender
differences in subject choice’.
• Complete the left side of the mark sheet.
• Make amendments to improve your answer ready for grading.
Show stopper time! produce a “plan” for
• Assess the view that gender differences in achievement are the result
of changes to the education system. (20)
• Use the following recipe for help.
Mitsos & Browne Askew & Ross
Weiner Sharpe Gorad
Swann & Graddoll Oakey
McRobbie Sewell Man an Ghail
Epstein Kelly Paetcher
Literacy GCSE Moral Panic Role models subcultures Coursework
leisure time/activities teacher expectations TVEI/GIST
Peer pressure Feminism „boys at risk‟ Globalisation Teacher
time/attention Family National Curriculum gender roles „problem
boys discourse‟ Feminisation of education career identity Gender-quake
gendered subject choices aspirations „girl-friendly schooling‟ Raising
boys achievement project Gender domains ‘crisis of masculinity’
National Literacy strategy Gendered career options „identity crisis for
men‟ socialisation „thrown the boys out with the bath water‟
Social class 5X /
ethnicity 2X effect on
Both males &
yr on yr
happened with the
A recipe for success: Assess the view that gender differences in achievement
are the result of changes to the education system (20)
Prep time: 1o mins Bake for 25 mins
2 cubes of trends
A minimum of 4 tbs sugar
Weigh out equal measures of flour
(1 -2 spoons of in-school, 1-2 spoons of cultural)
Don’t forget to include an egg at the end!
Plenary – who is your „star baker‟?
• In your book nominate a theorist that you believe has contributed
significantly to this debate – justify your ‘star baker’.