In a girls school there is no stifling, archaic gender-stereotyping of subjects. Girls go on to study engineering, medicine, architecture and accountancy without any preconceived ideas of what is gender-based.
Research shows that girls in a co-ed classroom are not able to learn to their full potential. Boys dominate teacher time, generally they are louder, demand more attention, work better alone, often with a degree of ruthlessness, while girls sharing a classroom with boys hold back, through shyness or a desire to co-operate. In co-ed groups, girls fear failure and ridicule. They lose self- esteem in a climate not always conducive to the development of their self-confidence or one that does not support their risk-taking.
This is one of the most compelling reasons why girls benefit from a single sex school. Why would you want your daughter to sit back and be passive? Far better to give her the courage, confidence and experience to face the challenges ahead with equanimity and aplomb. This is the ‘can do’ generation. Give your daughter the education which will allow her leadership and personal strengths to blossom.