Do boys and girls benefit from being taught together? Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College, says ‘yes’, Helen Fraser, chief executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust, says ‘no’.
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- Read the text and decide who the claims belong to – Richard Cairns, Helen Fraser, or both!
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Men and women who went to coeducational schools are more likely to work well together in their chosen careers.
If girls in single-sex schools do well in ‘male’ subjects it is because their schools tend to select students who are already strong academically.