From The Telegraph:
Camilla Turner, education editor Fin Kavanagh
9 FEBRUARY 2019 • 5:00PM
One of Oxford University’s oldest degrees is to be overhauled in bid to boost number of female students getting top grades.
Classics dons who marked last year’s exam papers said the gender gap is “very troubling”, adding that it must be addressed as a matter of “urgency”.
More than double the number of men were awarded first class honours in their Finals last year than women, with 46.8 per cent of men achieving the top grade compared to 12.5 per cent of their female peers.
Academics noted that the gender gap in Finals – which was “already very noticeable” – had “dramatically increased” in the most recent cohort of students due to an a record number of men taking Firsts.
It’s Donna Zuckerberg’s worst nightmare: more smart guys getting interested in Classics. Steps must be taken.