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Why Don't Boys Do Well in English?

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In the 1980s, the difference in the numbers of girls and boys getting five high grade GCSEs was less than one per cent.

Today, the gap has soared to 15 per cent in favour of girls. Girls now do better than boys in every subject and the most dramatic difference is in the English language.

Profesor Debra Myhill of Exeter University is an English specialist who has studied the lower achievement of boys over a period of years. Her work is very action-oriented, so she works closely with schools to see what can be done to improve things in the classroom.

Read a review of this video on the Teacher Training Resource Bank site.

Part of the series: Hot Research

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