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Mix it up

Michael Reiss, professor of science education at London University's Institute of Education and editor of Sex Education, cautions against adopting only one approach in lessons.

"Girls and boys may value times when they can learn in single-sex groups, but both sexes do need to learn much the same things in sex education," Professor Reiss told The TES Scotland earlier this year.

"Some schools have single-sex classes for a range of subjects. In other schools, teachers organise groups so that there are occasions when the groups are single-sex and occasions when they are mixed."

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