A Ricardian approach to subject selection: some consequences of the study of rigorous maths and physics

Ridd, John (2002) A Ricardian approach to subject selection: some consequences of the study of rigorous maths and physics. Journal of Institutional Research, 11 (2). pp. 24-37.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the Tertiary entrance score consequences of the concurrent study of Physics and higher level Maths in the last two years of Secondary schooling in Queensland. Those consequences are shown to be both positive and significant, especially for males. It is suggested that this potential improvement, if made known to the students, could be a motivation for more students to take those disciplines, so providing a larger pool of qualified students from which Tertiary physical Science and Engineering departments could draw.

Item ID: 13582
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Queensland education; secondary mathematics; secondary physics
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ISSN: 1433-2110
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2010 23:07
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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