Last week The Telegraph suggested that we should "give up" on gender equality in school science.
But who says girls are not as interested in science as boys?
This was a study by King's College London. It shows that girls appear to like science in school, but do not necessarily want to go on to pursue it as a career.
2. In chemistry A-level classes there tend to be equal numbers of girls and boys, while in biology, the ratio skews more female.
Physics is the only science subject with a huge gender disparity towards boys.
These stats are from an Institute of Physics report that came out in 2012.
5. Or go to a school with more women in science professions in the local community.
A US study published in Social Science Quarterly found that in many schools, roughly equal numbers of boys and girls take physics classes.
What does this all say about girls' interest in science?
Girls appear to be just as interested as boys (at least) in chemistry and biology, because they choose to take it at A-level as often as boys do.
On the surface, girls appear to be less interested in physics. But once barriers to girls' participation in physics are removed, uptake increases.