4 Nov 2014

Award-winning teacher on getting girls into chemistry

From Nine To Noon, 9:41 am on 4 November 2014

Head of Chemistry at Auckland's St Cuthbert's College, Ian Torrie, has won a 2014 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. He's one of five teachers across early childhood, primary, intermediate and secondary schools to receive an honour, from more than 600 nominations. Mr Torrie has presided over an uplift in the number of students taking Chemistry at all-girls school. Traditionally viewed by some as a male-dominated subject, 42% of this year's Year 13 students at St. Cuthbert's are taking chemistry - compared to a national average of about 20%.