Single-sex education (5)
United Kingdom has 1902 schools for boys and
girls: 419 state schools (schools that receive public funding, whether or not
public ownership) and 676 independent schools. The reasons in favour of the
maintenance of this modality of education are noted in the scores of the
General Certificate of Secundary Schools.
EDUCATIONAL POLICY REGARDING SINGLE-SEX
England is one of
the countries with greatest tradition in single-sex education schools. In 2012,
the 10 best schools in the country were
four " for boys", four
" for girls" and two coeducational.
In 2012, a study by the
National Foundation for Educational Research about 3,000 High Schools of
England and 370,000 students, pointed out that the academic performance of
girls and boys from single-sex State schools was significantly better than the
ones from coeducational schools.
In this way,
it is no coincidence that the- Office
for standards in Education - Organ Advisory official of the United Kingdom
recommended the separation by gender in schools to avoid large educational
differentials between boys and girls.
If we take
into account the results that has made known the Telegraph, the most
sold rotary in Great
Britain, single-sex schools get much better results in High School than mixed schools.
publication of this information in the United
Kingdom allows a comparative of interest; 2012 data points
out that seven of the top ten schools in High School tests in United Kingdom are schools of
single-sex education. And among the 50 centers with better grades in these
tests , 35 are single-sex schools.
(2) Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators. Ir
(3) PISA 2009 Results (OECD, 2010).
(4) Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators. Ir
(7) Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators Ir