Girls’ Schools reign supreme in Independent School League Tables

Single sex girls’ schools a cut above the rest in A Level examinations

The argument for single sex education has been strengthened again this year with the release of the independent school league tables (based on figures from the Independent Schools Council). Of the top 10 schools in the country, 7 of these are girls’ schools, two are boys’ schools and one is co-educational.

17% of boys’ schools received more than 95% A-B grades in this year’s A Level examinations, compared to 78% of girls’ schools and only 6 % of co-educational schools. This highlights the fact that despite girls generally doing better; both boys and girls flourish in a single sex environment.

Information based on article published on p15 of The Times on Saturday 29th August 2009.