Little is written about the achievement of boys in boys' schools compared to the achievement of girls in their respective single-sex schools, but it should be celebrated. Peter Tait The importance of great teaching on children's success. Therefore, in order to carry out an objective analysis of the academic performance of boys and girls, basic controls must be established; the schools must be a similar type and the performance of the gender in a single-sex school must be compared against the performance of the same gender in mixed schools. I concede that there is little real evidence to back up claims about elusive factors such as happiness, self esteem or sociability; however, when there is reliable data to hand it should be used to inform the debate and, to that end, the record can be put straight. The recent publication of the GCSE performance tables has put the performance of single-sex and mixed gender schools in the spotlight once again. Monday 26 March
In maths, for the expected progress measure, boys in single-sex schools achieve 7 per cent higher and girls an impressive 9 per cent.
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Boys — as well as girls — perform better academically in single-sex schools. Find a university course for you NOW. Writing for SchoolDash, founder Timo Hannay set about looking at the facts and figures surrounding single-sex secondary schools in Englandcomparing their data with that of mixed-sex schools. Little is written about the achievement of boys in boys' schools compared to the achievement of girls in their respective single-sex schools, but it should be celebrated. Furthermore, this pattern is not restricted to the headline measure only. Monday 26 March Here are a group of schools who are helping boys to claim back some of the academic ground lost to girls at GCSE.