Girls are ‘more than twice as likely’ as boys to achieve a pass in a language GCSE

According to The Independent, girls are more than twice as likely as boys to achieve a pass in a language GCSE, a study has found.

According to the report from the British Council, a pupil’s gender is a stronger predictor of successful exam results than a pupil’s level of disadvantage.

The research, which was carried out by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), found that boys are far less likely than girls to take languages as a subject. In 2018, only 38 per cent of boys sat a language GCSE, compared with half of girls.

Girls are more than twice as likely as boys to take and achieve at least a grade 4 – equivalent to the old C – in a language GCSE once factors such as disadvantage and prior attainment are taken into account.

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