The science of all-girls’ schools equals success

Female students make more diverse subject choices in a single-sex environment

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We may now have our second female prime minister and a female first minister, but men outnumber women in professions such as engineering and technology, in the financial sector and in the boardroom – and they still get paid more for the same work.

During the course of my career, however, I have been struck by the capacity of single-sex schools to give girls the courage and opportunity to develop a strong sense of self in an environment free from stereotype or gender-weighted expectation.

In an all-girls’ school there is no such thing as a girl’s subject or a boy’s subject and girls are free ...

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