Girls State Schools London
There are same-sex schools in Most London Boroughs. And in particular Girls State Schools. There are different types of State Schools. Nearly all operate a catchment area entrance policy. Whereas some have additional criteria , such as an entrance Exam. or other other entrance criteria.
These different types include, Community, Voluntary Aided, Grammar, Special, Faith Based, Academies and Technical Colleges
Girls Do better in Same Sex Schools
The research, by The Good Schools Guide compared the Value Added results of 71,286 girls (with no recorded special needs) at girls’ state comprehensives to 647,691 similar girls at co-ed comps.
The academic achievement profiles of the two groups were almost identical at the Key Stage 2 (age 11) starting point. But between Key Stage 2 and GCSEs the Contextual Value Added scores (which measure pupils’ progress between Key Stage 2 and GCSEs, relative to what they might have been expected to achieve), show that girls in girls-only schools make more progress than girls in co-ed schools.
Low achieving girls make biggest leap
The value added scores of girls at single sex schools were higher than their counterparts at co-ed schools among all ability groups – from highest achievers to lowest. The largest increase was among the girls who had performed worst at Key Stage 2: girls who had been low achievers at age 11 had made the biggest leap when they came to sit their GCSEs. more...