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Gender and Differential Educational Achievement
AS Sociology of Education

Until the late 1980's, girls were seen to be underachieving in education, but since the 1990's
girls have outperformed boys in education. In 2002, statistics showed that there was a 10%
difference between the educational attainment at GCSE between boys and…

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There is evidence that some teachers are not as critical of male students because
they have lower expectations of them with regards to behaviour, punctuality, and
quality of work. As such, boys levels of motivation can be argued to be lower, with
many of them seen to be "working hard…


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