According to a recent report, girls at leading mixed schools achieve better A level results than those in single-sex ones.
Recent Sunday Times analysis of girls’ performance in the top 50 schools in England and Wales reveals that they achieved the highest number of top A level results in mixed schools.
Clifton College’s Class of 2015 received the best A Level results our pupils have ever achieved, with 82% of pupils gaining A* to B and 55% of pupils gaining A* to A grades. An impressive 30% of all pupils gained grades that were only A*s and As.
Girls have done particularly well at Clifton College, achieving 88% A* to B grades. This gives Clifton College the highest results for girls in Bristol, and indicates that co-education is beneficial for both girls and boys.
The news follows comments made earlier this month by the Head of Brighton College, Richard Cairns, that suggested girls in single sex schools may be put at a disadvantage.
At Clifton College, we allow individual pupils to follow their interests, while still imparting a common core of knowledge and cultural experience. We foster individual passion and talent, but we always balance this with a powerful community ethos and a culture of high all-round expectation.