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    Girls nearly beating the boys for "A" levels.

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    papa_umau
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    Girls nearly beating the boys for "A" levels.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 11:55 am

    A-level Gap Between Cleverest Boys And Girls Narrows

    Figures on A-level results day reveal a record number of students have gained places in higher education.

    The gap between the very top-performing girls and boys at A-level has narrowed for the first time in five years.


    The proportion of A* being awarded to students in 2016 also dropped, official figures show.

    The proportion of students offered the coveted A* and A grades in the UK dropped slightly, from 25.9% in 2015 to 25.8% this year.

    Meanwhile, early Ucas figures show a record number of almost 424,000 A-levels students have been placed in UK higher education.

    That is 3% up on last year.

    Get the full report from Sky News online HERE




    I find that a bit strange as I don't think that girls are getting more clever than boys.

    OR...is it the fact that the girls are getting more emancipated in these modern days ?

    What do you think ?


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    Re: Girls nearly beating the boys for "A" levels.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 19 Aug 2016, 12:17 pm

    Actually Paps, sometimes I don't know where you get your figures from, as the girls have always beaten the boys at exam results.
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    Re: Girls nearly beating the boys for "A" levels.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 12:42 pm

    OOps... sorry Zathrus, of course you are right that I just jumped to the conclusion that the girls were catching up on the boys, while it is the other way round.

    Thanks for pointing out my mistake mate.


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    Re: Girls nearly beating the boys for "A" levels.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 12:46 pm

    I too am a bit surprised that you did not know that girls are smarter than boys are as far as exams are concerned.

    I honestly cannot see the boys ever catching up with the girls. Evil or Very Mad
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    Re: Girls nearly beating the boys for "A" levels.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 12:07 pm

    I don't think that boys can concentrate as well as the girls can as they are far too easily distracted.


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