There is a great deal of research to suggest that girls and boys learn in different ways. As a leading independent girls’ senior school, we believe in the benefits of a girls-only education. We understand girls and the way they learn and we are able to adapt our teaching methods to suit their needs. We believe that this in turn enables our girls to learn more effectively and ultimately to achieve better results.
In a girls-only environment there is also less gender based pressure when it comes to subject choice. For example, almost a third of our Sixth Form pupils study Physics A level, a subject which nationally attracts low numbers of girls. Research from the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) suggests that girls are 75 per cent more likely to take Mathematics and two and a half times as likely to take Physics in a single sex school.
Of course academic results are only part of the reason for choosing a girls-only senior school, there are many benefits of a girls-only education. Teenage life brings many pressures and uncertainties for girls, perhaps more so today than ever before. We believe that a girls-only school can help to reduce some of these pressures. It provides the freedom for girls to be who they are; to take more risks; and to build greater confidence.
From Sports to Music to Drama to Clubs to Leadership Skills, all are geared towards our girls’ needs.
A girls-only senior school education doesn’t mean excluding boys from all parts of life and there are, of course, opportunities for social interaction with boys. We do believe, however, that girls work best and achieve more when they learn and develop alongside other girls.