There is strong evidence that girls-only education leads to stronger self-confidence, resilience, greater diversity of subject choice, academic attainment and enhanced career progression.
Today’s girls’ schools serve to subvert, rather than support, gender stereotypes by offering an education designed for and dedicated to the development and empowerment of successful, happy, confident and adventurous young women.
Girls achieve more when they are given their own dedicated space in which to develop. In single-sex schools girls:
- Are less likely to conform to gender stereotypes.
- Show a greater propensity to take risks and innovate.
- Have more opportunities to show leadership.
GDST expertise indicates:
- Gender affects the way that students experience education.
- Girls face pressures to conform to gender stereotypes – pressures which are stronger in the presence of boys.
- Girls need and deserve space in which to develop their full potential, and to make informed and unconstrained choices about interests, subjects and careers.
- In girls-only schools their needs and preferences can be fully accommodated within a dedicated learning environment.
- Successful girls’ schools are those in which a dedication to girls’ education is reflected in their physical design, curriculum and co-curriculum offer, teaching and learning approaches, and in their whole-school culture.
Why (and how) girls thrive in girls-only schools, The GDST Perspective – Kevin Stannard MA PhD
GSA Research also highlights, compared to girls in co-educational schools, those in girls’ schools:
- Are 2.5 times as likely to take Further Maths and Physics at A Level.
- Are more likely to study Sciences, uptake being: Biology 40% higher, Chemistry 77% higher and Computer Science 72% higher.
- Perform higher than students in co-educational independent schools.
Brighton Girls instils an innate sense of confidence – that as young women they are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to. Parent