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Boys continue to underperform at school

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Girls extended their lead over boys in the top grades at GCSE and A Level in August 2021, but the government does not know why.

Mary Curnock Cook, the former head of UCAS, called for an “explanation” to eliminate the possibility of “systemic bias against boys”. In a paper published on Monday, Ms Curnock Cook said she was “concerned to note differences in grade awards” between boys and girls this summer.

Read the full article at Expert calls for major inquiry into why boys continue to underperform in school | The Independent.

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