Gender and Achievement: Internal factors: GCSEs and Coursework

What do some sociologist argue?
That changes in the way that pupils are assessed have favoured girls
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When was achievement between boys and girls fairly consistent until?
1989- when girls rose sharply
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What did this coincide with?
The introduction of GCSEs which brought with it the introduction of coursework
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What do some sociologists argue that the removal of gendered stereotypes has increases?
Girls attainment
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What areas have gendered stereotypes been removed from?
Textbooks, reading schemes and learning materials
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What are girls seen as?
More desirable candidates for schools
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Who is attractive to schools?
High achieving girls
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Who is not attractive to schools?
Low achieving boys
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Therefore, what will the schools do?
Cream-skim the girls and silt-shift the boys
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What can this process lead to?
The self-fulfilling prophecy for boys
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Why are boys less attractive to schools?
They are more likely to suffer from behavioural difficulties and are four times more likely to be excluded
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What do Mitsos and Browne conclude?
That girls are more successful than boys because they spend more time on their work, presentation skills are better, meet deadlines, have the right equipment and materials for lessons,
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Why are oral exams said to better girls?
Because they have better developed language skills
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