Why choose a girls' school
- Girls flourish in a single sex environment
- Single sex schools dominate the top of the examination league tables
- Schools with girls are quite different from schools for girls
- Girls mature earlier than boys; physically, mentally and emotionally
- Fundamental research into patterns of brain activity confirms that boys and girls learn in different ways
- Girls' schools recognise these differences and tailor the teaching and learning to reflect girls' needs
- In a girls' school there is no gender stereotyping of subjects; girls go on to study engineering, medicine, architecture and accountancy. There should be no limitations to their ambitions.
- Women are expected to balance many roles during their lives and they will require leadership, confidence, independence, integrity and an instinct to achieve
- Girls' schools create an environment which encourages the desire to learn and to challenge, thus fostering an increased confidence in their own judgement
- In a girls' school, there are more opportunities to take on leadership roles
- Girls' schools prepare girls for the complex and rapidly changing world they will face
For further information, please visit The Girls' Schools Association website at: www.gsa.uk.com
The Girls' Schools Association (GSA) is the professional association representing the Heads of leading independent girls' schools in the UK. Their mission is to inform and influence national educational debate, to raise awareness of the benefits of single-sex education for girls, to promote high standards of education for girls and to support members through the provision of a broad range of services.