The Telegraph is reporting that a recent study has found that private school children are ‘tougher’ than state educated school children.
New research commissioned by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) found that pupils at fee-paying schools are more controlled, committed and confident than those who went to state schools.
The study, titled An Analysis of Mental Toughness at UK Independent Schools, involved 9,000 pupils of all ages from 58 schools in England and Scotland. It measured four categories: control, commitment, challenge and confidence.
Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC, said that privately educated students scored better due to “the breadth of curriculum, wide-ranging activities outside the classroom and excellent pastoral care” which she said helps to create “create resilient and worldly young men and women who are ready for further study and work in adult life.”
The psychometric test publisher AQR found that private school children have good attainment, wellbeing and behaviour and are more resilient, better at dealing with setbacks and more open to learning as a result.
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