Benefits of a Single Sex School
  • Single-sex schools can and do produce better exam results. Recent research shows that the percentage of A* and A grades achieved at A Level in Science, Maths, Further Maths, French, History and Geography by girls in independent girls’ schools were, on average, 10% higher than those of girls in independent co-educational schools.
  • Girls in single-sex schools are more likely to choose to study subjects in traditionally male dominated fields. Girls in Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) schools are three times more likely to study Physics than girls in state or independent co-educational schools.
  • Boys and girls mature at different rates and, therefore, learn in different ways.  They benefit from learning in an environment which recognises these differences and tailors their education accordingly. 
  • Girls still tend to be less confident and daring than boys. The encouragement and nurturing provided in a single-sex school permits girls to take risks in the classroom and actively participate. As a result, their self-confidence in expressing their own ideas flourishes and enables them to step out at 18, well able to hold their own in the world.
  • Our girls are inspired by meeting distinguished and high-achieving women who visit our school on Speech Days and our celebratory occasions. Guests have included: Professor Germaine Greer, Miss Prue Leith, Dr Alice Bunn of the UK Space Agency, Ms Sarah Dunant, Dame Judi Dench, DBE, Dame Monica Mason, DBE, Baroness Williams of Crosby and Baroness Judith Jolly and Miss Catherine Bott, both Old Girls of KHS.
  • Today’s forward-thinking single-sex schools are uniquely placed to help their pupils grow graciously and confidently into young women and young men who can happily and responsibly find their place in the modern world.
  • In girls’ schools, all of the leaders are girls, all of the team captains are girls, all of those who have achieved aspirations similar to those of the younger girls in school are girls and all of the role models and mentors are girls.
  • Younger King’s High girls observe the accomplishments of our older girls and say, “If she can, I can.”
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