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    TES have reported that taller students do better at school based on a study of over 10,000 students in the USA.

    Each extra foot in height was associated with staying in school for half a year longer, on average, as well as higher grades.
    The pattern was a much stronger for boys than for girls.
    According to research that may grate with those of a smaller stature, taller people can typically achieve higher grades and stay in education for longer.


    Is it true for UK students? Post your height and your average grades and let's compare

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    (Original post by She-Ra)

    Each extra foot in height was associated with staying in school for half a year longer, on average, as well as higher grades.
    each extra foot?!
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    I'm 5'3-5'4. Average grades are ABB.
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    each extra foot?!
    Yep

    Apparently 'taller students' say in school for longer too......

    I'm 5"8 and I think my average grade was a B..... and 2:1 at uni averaging around 65%..... but that was a long time ago
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    "Each extra foot in height was associated with staying in school for half a year longer, on average, as well as higher grades. The pattern was a much stronger for boys than for girls."
    Is that because they can't get out of the doors?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Is that because they can't get out of the doors?
    Tut tut :rolleyes: No funnies in my 'scientific' thread please

    How tall are you and what were you average grades - play the game :cookie:
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    (Original post by HappyGirl908)
    I'm 5'3-5'4. Average grades are ABB.
    :adore: You are defying the 'system'
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    Tut tut :rolleyes: No funnies in my 'scientific' thread please

    How tall are you and what were you average grades - play the game :cookie:
    You need to control for gender. Otherwise boys will do "better" than girls.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You need to control for gender. Otherwise boys will do "better" than girls.
    But the original study accounted for factors such as gender, race, age, parental education and health

    We're going for a straight forward 'nice and easy' comparison between grades and height :idea:
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    At GCSE: 5'3 - 2 A*, 1 A, 5 B and 1 C
    At A Level: 5'3 - BBC
    At uni: 5'3 - First

    So I haven't grown in 7 years, I think that's the main worry here.
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    5'1 and averaging A's
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    5'4 and my average grade I think is a B? Idk lol. At my school the shorter students do well as opposed to the taller ones who are more interested in partying lol.
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    5'7, A/B at A-Level, 2:1 at Uni, lady person.
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    5'8

    GCSE: 6B's, 3C's
    A Level: Currently predicted AAB
    Averaging a B/C atm
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    5'4

    GCSEs: 1A, 3Bs, 5Cs
    A Levels: BCD
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You need to control for gender. Otherwise boys will do "better" than girls.
    (Original post by She-Ra)
    But the original study accounted for factors such as gender, race, age, parental education and health

    We're going for a straight forward 'nice and easy' comparison between grades and height :idea:
    The sexual tension between yee two pensioners ...hummmmdinger!!
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    5'3''

    GCSE: 4A*s, 6A's, 1B
    A-Level (at AS): AAD
    :withstupid:
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    5'5", and my average grade is between B/C
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    5'11"
    Didn't do A levels, I did an equivalent and my grades roughly translated to BBB
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    5'1 and averaging A's-A*s
 
 
 
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