Exam results – the gender gap

In 2017, 70.9% of girls were awarded at least a C – or a 4 grade – in their GCSEs, compared to just 61.5% of their male counterparts. This gender gap leapt from 16.1%in 2016, to 17.4%, in 2017.

In this article, we want to take a look at the potential reasons behind the gap, and explore how the move to linear exams could be set to shake things up.

Read More