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Examine the reasons why female educational achievement has improved in recent years

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Introduction

Examine the reasons why female educational achievement has improved in recent years. (20 marks) The issue that has addressed in this question is why female education achievement has improved in recent years as from average marks females have overtaken males in KS1, 2 and 3 and in GCSE scores. I am going to study the reasons to why this has happened in my essay. One reason may be due to the way parents treat their sons and daughters traditionally when they are young, having the males go out and play, learning actively and the girls stay in, read or have friends round. ...read more.

Middle

Before, jobs such as doctors and teachers were mostly male dominated and women were given jobs such as secretary and nurses. There are also more subjects introduced such as Drama and Dance, because there are more creative subjects- as the female uses the left side more than the male, meaning they then have an advantage in these subjects as the left side of the brain is the creative side, this may raise averages for females. Another reason why males may not achieve as well as females may be that teacher tend to treat their male and female students differently, an example of this is they tend to punish males harsher then the female students and get in more trouble than if a female student did it. ...read more.

Conclusion

Not every female student achieves higher than the male students, the question is only taken from an average reading of marks and not the individuals, therefore in my study this doesn't apply to everyone, just in general. This also applies to some of the possible reasons, it doesn't apply to every family, teacher etc. I think the most important reason for why the female gender has over taken the males in education is the huge increase in job opportunities, which encourages females to stay on for further education as men and women are considered equal as they didn't completely before. This has changed the attitudes of women, making them try harder in school to live the life they wish to lead. Lydia Johnson ...read more.

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