Girls Are More Achiever Than Boys

6681 WordsDec 12, 201227 Pages
Why are girls higher achievers? | | A survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has revealed that women in developed countries have overtaken men at every level of education.According to the report, girls are now more confident of getting better-paid professional jobs than their male counterparts.One of the main reasons given for this success is that girls tend to be ahead of boys in literacy skills which gives them an advantage when it comes to university admission.What makes girls high achievers? And why are boys falling behind? Can there be true equality in achievement?This debate is now closed. Read a selection of your comments below.The following comments reflect the balance of views we have received: |…show more content…
But if I want an intelligent, factual conversation then lads are the best to talk to. P.S. I've got a multi-A in A-Levels achieving female friend who couldn't point out Scandinavia on map. Tabitha, UKCoursework does count for more than exams in a lot of subjects. I know this I've just done my a-levels and my younger brother has just started his GCSE's so I've seen the subject breakdowns and some of his are 70% coursework and some like leisure and tourism (which is a very popular subject with girls) are 100% coursework. Craig, UKHas anybody considered that the way the exams have changed over the years might favour the girls. These days the exams favour those who can explain the best and tests have shown that the distaff side have an advantage when it comes to the use of language. Add to this the preponderance of female teachers especially at primary school level and the negative image of the male sex that has been emphasized over the last few years and perhaps that might help explain a few things. Andrew, EnglandI am surprised by the stereotyping that is going on in this debate. There is a freaky triumphant 'joy' that women are doing better then men, which seems really odd. As a young man, the culture nowadays for us is that we are all equal (although different), it seems to me that we are dealing with our fathers' sexist
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