Why do you think girls do better at school?

Why do you think girls do better at school?

Girls do better at school, but saying that there is no proof that girls are smarter. It’s probably because there’s a lack of male teachers. I think it’s because boys don’t pay attention and us girl just work. But then some boys only do it because they are pressured. I think that boys aren’t as good in school because they don’t listen.

Why are maths exams better suited to girls than boys?

This was because of the decision to drop coursework entirely from Maths GCSE. Girls stayed at 56.8%, whilst the number of boys getting a grade A to C rose from 55.8% to 57.6%. Coursework that had traditionally been done at home, was replaced with ‘controlled assessment’ – coursework completed in exam conditions.

Why do girls get better grades than boys in GCSEs?

Girls beat boys in the new grammar, punctuation and spelling test in this year’s Key Stage 2 Sats in England¹. In GCSEs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, girls got more A* and A grades². But this isn’t a recent thing – in fact it’s been this way for years. No one’s sure why this happens but researchers hope to find out.

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Which is better, a boy or a girl?

For the last two decades, girls have beaten the boys to the top grades at GCSE and out-performed them at A Level, achieving 8.3% of their A Levels at A* grade (compared to 7.9% for boys). This, you could argue, is overwhelming evidence that girls perform better than boys in exams.

Which is better a GCSE for girls or boys?

In the summer, it was reported that an exam board was looking in to creating a science GCSE with coursework in it for girls – one which gave more weighting to exam marks for boys.

Why are boys getting better results than girls?

They are getting better results than boys even in subjects like physics, which are traditionally seen as a male preserve. ‘Boys may be following gut feeling, but that isn’t necessarily the way to get the right result.’ Professor MacDonald agreed that boys did tend to be favoured when more weight was given to exams than coursework.

Which is better for girls Maths or English?

This, you could argue, is overwhelming evidence that girls perform better than boys in exams. But last year, for the first time in 12 years, boys did better in Maths than girls. This was because of the decision to drop coursework entirely from Maths GCSE.

What are the subjects that girls do better than boys?

As well as the continuing trend of girls doing better than boys, the subjects traditionally taken by each have remained more or less the same. Boys made up 94.7% of those taking construction, followed by 92.6% taking engineering and 84.2% sitting engineering exams.

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