Education Of Single Sex Schools And Co Education Schools

1103 Words May 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Education System in the UK Education is an important tool that is applied in the contemporary world to succeed, as it mitigates the challenges which are faced in life. The knowledge gained through education enables individuals’ potential to be optimally utilized owing to training of the human mind. This opens doors of opportunities enables individual to achieve better prospects in career growth. The education system generally and in the UK specifically is divided into four main parts, primary education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Schools in the UK are either single-sex school or mixed-sex school. Mixed-sex education, also known as co-education is a system of education where males and females are educated together. Whereas single-sex education was more common up to the 19th century and it is separating between boys and girls in schools. This essay will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of education in single sex schools and co-education schools.

Single sex schools are common in faith schools as well as institutions that have the opinion that there are relate academic advantages. The majority of people believe that institutions that have single sexes are preferable, as boys are not in competition with one another due to the presence of girls. According to Jackson and Bisset (2005) "Parents in a UK study were of the opinion that if there were no girls present, boys would concentrate and participate more in their…
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