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    It's generally accepted that females do better in education (GCSEs and A-Levels) than males. Why is this the case? Or do you believe this is wrong?
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    affirmative action, the system will go out of their way to help females because genetically they are inferior
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    Boys mature later I guess? As in they get more distracted by their friends and surroundings causing them to not focus on their work.
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    (Original post by PrinceOfOrange)
    affirmative action, the system will go out of their way to help females because genetically they are inferior
    lol
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    Because of the patriarchy, duh! Wait...

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    (Original post by Athena64)
    It's generally accepted that females do better in education (GCSEs and A-Levels) than males. Why is this the case? Or do you believe this is wrong?
    Shhh, dont talk about this, what about the wage gap and the fact that there are fewer female engineers?
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    Because the current system favours girls. Or were you expecting a more in depth answer?
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    (Original post by PrinceOfOrange)
    affirmative action, the system will go out of their way to help females because genetically they are inferior
    **** off with your bs :hand:
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    We had this thread 3 weeks ago.
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    girls do better in school because of the amount of coursework in most GCSE/A-level subjects. However, with the changes to GCSE's, it is likely that boys will catch up because they are better at sitting exams rather than completing coursework.

    Also, although girls generally do better in school than boys, boys do better at uni and in the workplace.
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    I can certainly say that my Primary and Secondary schools were sexist.

    One big example was in Secondary.


    Our Library was being renovated and for nearly a year we could not go in. We were told we were not allowed to use the Girls school library (We have a girl and a boys school that is basically one big school ground) I asked why as we had no quiet place to go to.

    "You boys are harassing girls and making them uncomfortable"

    I said that anyone that is harassing anyone should not be allowed in the library, and if you are uncomfortable with a male in the library even if he is doing nothing wrong I would see that as very sexist.
    I was told that I was being silly and complaining over nothing.

    The girls school had nicer rooms, nicer teachers and better teachers, they were allowed to walk around our school but we were not allowed in thier school unless we were escorted.
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    Because girls get better marks for being girls whereas boys are just given Ritalin rather than the teachers adjust to help them.
 
 
 
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