Single-sex education not only helps reduce school failure, but it also improves the academic performance of students. Consistent good academic results are one of the reasons why families choose single-sex education.
England is one of the countries with greatest tradition in single-sex education schools. In 2012, the 10 best schools in the country were 4 boy’s schools and 4 girl’s schools and 2 co-educational schools
In 2012, a study by the National Foundation for Educational Research about 3000 High Schools of England and 370,000 students, pointed out that the academic performance of girls and boys from single sex State schools were significantly better than in the co-educational schools. It is no coincidence, therefore that the Office for standards in Education recommends the separation by gender in schools to avoid large educational gap between boys and girls.
If we take into account the results published by The Telegraph, Great Britan’s number 1 on line newspaper, single-sex schools get much better results in High School than co-educational schools.
Something similar happens in Canada, where more than half of the 20 schools with high academic results are all girl or all boy schools.
In 2001 in Australia ,the Australian Council for Educational Reserch, reached similar conclusions In a study involving 370,000 students. According to this independent organization, students educated in single-sex classrooms obtained academic results between 15% and 22% better that those who went to mixed schools.
Equal and Different? Yes, but what Really Matters? Also http://www.acer.edu.au
A-Level results 2012: results from 427 state schools. The Daily Telegraph 17 August 2012