Ofsted brands careers advice for girls 'weak'

15th April 2011 at 01:00

Not enough is being done in careers lessons to promote the "confidence, drive and ambition" of female students, according to an Ofsted report. The watchdog warns that many girls are receiving "weak" advice, which is "making it difficult for them to make properly informed choices about courses and careers". Out of 1,725 work placements for girls in the schools visited as part of the Girls' Career Aspirations report, just 164 were "non-stereotypical" jobs for women. Chief inspector Christine Gilbert said: "Schools need to develop more opportunities for young women to meet professionals working in non-stereotypical roles."

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