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Do Girls do better in All Girls or Mixed Secondary Schools?

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26/08/2012 16:27 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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It depends on the girl and it depends on the school. I personally don´t trust the statistics in the media because they don´t measure individuals and see if that individual performs better in a different school.
If your daughter is unhappy in her or getting in with a bad crowd she´d probably be better off moving but if she´s happy, she should stay. I don´t really know what it´s like to be in an all girls school but I loved being in a mixed school because I find girls can be so bitchy and rough.



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25/08/2012 08:10 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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From my experience it depends on the child. My 13 year old daughter attended a mixed primary which was fine but at secondary school level it´s a disaster. Throw boys into the mix and all academic aspects of school go out the window. I´m currently looking into changing schools for her to an all girls school



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26/08/2012 16:30 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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oh I´m sorry I read your post wrong but I´d weigh up the pros and cons of each school and also see what she prefers.



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07/08/2012 12:35 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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my son and daughter went to all boy and all girl schools
worked for my son but my daughter would have been better in a mixed school.
she is a gentle girl and couldnt keep up with the all girl thing few boys would have helped.
regards I



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07/08/2012 12:16 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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I´m trying to make a plan for my kids secondary school education and am trying to get a handle on whether it would be better to send my girl to an all girls secondary school or a mixed school?

I would appreciate any thoughts/feedback?



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07/08/2012 12:39 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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Thanks, def worth keeping in mind that she is used to having her big brother around. She is fairly quiet too and girls can be rough!




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