Gender still dominates subject choice
In contrast, the situation in physics is almost the reverse, with 71 per cent of entries coming from the boys. They have a pass rate of 73 per cent, against 80 per cent for girls, proving that the minority can often turn in a better performance.
In Higher maths, 52 per cent of entries are from boys, but girls have a marginally better pass rate at 70 per cent, against 68 per cent for boys.
English is still seen as a girls' subject, with 59 per cent of entries, but boys match their pass rate of 68 per cent.