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    Are you for or against same-sex schooling? Why?
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Are you for or against same-sex schooling? Why?
    my school is a girls school, and i definitely think its much better as we don't have boys distracting us from our studies or making life much harder
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    Totally against, the real world isn't (or shouldn't be) sex-segregated. Kids need to learn to interact with the opposite sex, school is for more then just achieving good grades and academics.
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    Against. I struggle to see any benefit of segregating students based on whether they have a Y-chromosome or not.
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    I just think people should be focused on their education regardless of who's around them but idk
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    As long as the kids socialise with the opposite gender at some point, I see nothing wrong with it.
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    I think it can be a good fit for certain people.
    And also I think it's worth bearing in mind that having a single-sex school doesn't necessarily lead to better results but a lot of the better achieving state schools are single-sex probably because most of these are grammar schools and so the results are not necessarily to do with gender. Girls are said to perform better in single sex.

    HOWEVER, I personally didn't enjoy my time socially at a girls school. The fact that it was all girls did mean less of us were distracted by boys (and believe me, if we were mixed a lot of girls would have had their heads turned) but in my school it led to a more *****y, separatist environment where the class was neatly divided into social groups like some bad high school film. Plus side, I came out valuing myself as a woman, with good results and with a strong sense of self.

    All-boys: very competitive and due to this, I faired very well here. I thrive on competition and pressure as I am a last minute type of person.
    distinct lack of social skills in some boys when it came to girls; I noticed that the intersex social skills were affected more in boys than in girls who were in single-sex schools. However, there was a sense of belonging and the boys seemed to really pride themselves on being in the school, the opposite of the girls
    CONS: sexist, overtly or subtly
    a lot of boys were more arrogant than your average boy
    simultaneously, a lot of boys were also more self-conscious and insecure
    lack of understanding of real world- way more pronounced in boys than girls
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    against it
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    For, if parents want to send their kids to one they should.
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    (Original post by soIiIoquy)
    against it
    What’s causing you to be against it, out of interest?
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Are you for or against same-sex schooling? Why?
    I am against same sex schooling because i think when men and women are older and have been taught at schools with the same gender, they woudnt appreciate their opposite sex but treat their gender respectfully, I have seen this before from friends. Basically they wont see hidden beauties of the other sex due to same sex schooling...
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    Even though I go to one, I am totally against it. Teachers focus too much on skirts, hair, nails, earrings, etc. It's just ridiculous. Also, not to mention the fact that it's no fun without any boys around. Some girls at my school find it a bit hard to socialise with a boy due to this. It's just boring being in a same-sex school.
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    I'm against it. Despite going to an all-girls school all my life, I hate to say this but I find it very much right to do so. All my life, I've been hidden from the opposite sex as if it's hyenous or just plain impossible to study with -
    • I always had the wrong idea about them. I thought they were dangerous (and other girls did so too).
    • And I didn't even know how to act around them or how to interact with them because surprise surprise! Reality beats you in the arse and you can't do shite about it, because that means you'll have to deal with guys at literally every walk of life.
    • Other than that, it really lowers your confidence levels. You're completely unsure about a whole different demographic. It's exhilarating if you think about it, I still don't know how the real world functions because of that.
    • I have no experience with males. Absolutely none. And now I'm scared I'll have to deal with hyenas in university although I know that's not true and that lots of the most influential people on Earth were the same 'hyenous' men. I just don't get why we need to be separated and segregated.
    • in a co-ed class, you'd get to experience different point of views of all the different students. It makes learning a lot more interesting, in my opinion! And also a lot more fun :/ You wouldn't have to deal with 24/7 gossip between the girls in an all-girls school if it wasn't segregated...
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    I would say its good and bad at the same time. I go to an all boys grammar school and to be fair, no one at my school really cares. If there were girls, I would think some people would be distracted but I think having no interaction with the opposite sex can hinder you from communicating when you go to uni or a work place.
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    What’s causing you to be against it, out of interest?
    experience was bad
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    For it in the right circumstances, I went to a boys school but its girl counterpart was literally the building over so we still socialised, same sex really helped in the classroom though.
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    I just went from an all boys school from secondary to an all girls school but with mixed sixth form so there are mainly girls. Feels like a learning experience tbh and is not that bad. I do miss the bants from my old school tho
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    Same sex schooling is good for instilling traditional values. Whether that’s a good thing or not depends on personal opinion
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    Against, obviously. Single-sex education is antiquated and does not prepare either sex for the real world. I'm not sure I believe the 'we do better without girls/boys distracting us in class' argument, but even if that is true, surely learning not to be distracted in each other's company is an important life lesson?

    Cambridge needs get rid of their women-only colleges as well. What kind of message are they sending? :dong:
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    I went to an all-boys school and as a result I’m not good when it comes to talking to girls etc so it’s affecting my social development which is why I’m not a fan of it.
 
 
 
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