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    Posted by James-Fingerscrossed..... (U12773358) on Tuesday, 30th September 2008

    Personally, having experienced both, I definitley believe single sex schools (in my case all boys) are certainly better. In general, they achieve better results, look better on the CV and job/university applications and there is more emphasis on work rather than teachers getting distarcted by the girls make-up, skirt lenght etc. Its good to avoid distraction and there seems to be less bullying. A single sex grammar school school is the best of state education in my opinion.
    What do you think?

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    Posted by Jess-x (U13639912) on Friday, 17th October 2008

    I am a girl and i think that that both could work, i would prefer to go to a mixed though, i think it is more fun and you learn to make friends with people of the opposite sex too.
    I think what you said about the girls ake up skirt lengh is really unfair. At my school, teachers are more likely to get "distracted" by boys acting like idiots. Also they do not spend time over these matters of makeup ect. as we are allowed to wear makeup and skirts, which may make my school sound bad, when it is not, i think that Makeup and skirts are a lot less important then other things like people disruptin the lesson.
    hope this helped or whatever smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Laurajade (U10277441) on Sunday, 19th October 2008

    Well of course you think tat your a boy. im not sexist or anythig i jusst think that some boys just don't get that boys and girls can live together in harmony!
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    Laura xxxxxxxxxx smiley - peacedove

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    Posted by radiant_diamond (U12996957) on Thursday, 2nd October 2008

    I haven't actually experienced both, but as a female in my opinion i would have to say a mixed gender school is better.
    I wouldn't like to attend just a girls school because i think a lot more bullying would go on. Girls seem to break friendships over the most ridiculos things.
    Maybe academically results may be better but i think you have to be happy where you are to achieve your potential.

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    Posted by happykeks (U6741890) on Friday, 31st October 2008

    I have never experienced a single sex school, but personally I wouldn't want to. I think there is a lot of stereotyping of genders, boys acting like idiots, girls always dithering about make up and skirt length. This really isn't the case. You cannot group a whole gender into one catagory. Everyone acts as an individual. However, it is true that girls can be very bitchy, and I think an all girls school could make this worse.

    By going to a mixed school you get to know a wider range of people, and have more interaction with people of the opposite sex. I am female, and my female friends are great, but I have some equally fantastic guy friends. Obviously you can go to a single sex school and still know people of the opposite sex, but having them in a school environment is different. School should prepare you for real life! That means learning to work with all different people.

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    Posted by lolxhannah (U11841125) on Saturday, 1st November 2008

    I think single sex schools are better because it is easier to concentrate for most people. After all, you are there to learn.

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    Posted by Midnight (U13687516) on Tuesday, 18th November 2008

    i'm at a single sex school and it cannot get any more dull. every time a guy comes in all the girls embarras them selves in to the next millenium- as if they have never seen a guy before!
    one thing i would definately change about my school career is the have gone to a mixed school.

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    Posted by elephants_never_forget (U13350198) on Friday, 21st November 2008

    My best friends go to a single sex school (one's a boy, one's a girl), and both are completely obsessed with the opposite gender- as are their friends. I think mixed schools help boys and girls to just be friends, and make it so the learning styles are more varied to suit all genders and learning preferences.

    It was said that grades are normally better in single sex schools- this might just be because most single sex schools are grammar schools, and so everyone attending them is academically strong.

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    Posted by Era (U13716975) on Wednesday, 26th November 2008

    Well....I think that cause im going to a girls only school...so ... maybe ..i understand..but don't you anna find luv? ? smiley - smooch

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    Posted by speakup (U13655577) on Sunday, 7th December 2008

    I go to a single sex school and the results are so much better than mixed schools. I dont get distracted in class and its a learning environment opposed to a flirting environment- (boo hoo). If you want a good education, I say single sex schools are better.

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    Posted by x-xcutiemuffinx-x (U13698356) on Tuesday, 9th December 2008

    oooh get you wat r we not gud enuff for yhoo.wen u r in mixed skools like mine u can learn life lessons that u never will in single sex!

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    Posted by U13778750 (U13778750) on Monday, 12th January 2009


    I wud actually want 2 go 2 a single sex skool just 2 try it, but i like my skool. i want a good education but mixing with girls and lads is guud. i have a lot of girl friends but i also have a lot of lad friends and they're both guud m8s. theres not a lot of bullying n actually teachers are more occupied with lads bein total idiots than girls and makeup.

    i think that they're both gudd, it depends on what you want . smiley - ok

    xx

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    Posted by nass chiilln (U13719486) on Monday, 19th January 2009

    greetings, nassa here
    well my opinion is that children should be intitled to seeing the opposite sex in school i mean i am a girl and i can't imagine a school with no boys in it. that would be so boring. also the girls would get nastier and there would be more fights and argumnets, kids at both sex schools get the same grades even better than single sex schools i mean for instance, me i think i have a up to standards performing intelect so you no, i don't agree,
    thank you xxx

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    Posted by SisterS (U13857360) on Saturday, 14th March 2009

    I go 2 a mixed school, and I think that mixed schools are better, because ur education is not just accademic development, but also social development 2, I have sum great friends who r guys and I wudnt like 2 B the type of person who blushes wenever any guy walks into da room!
    Ps i still get gud grades 2.

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    Posted by U8173129 (U8173129) on Wednesday, 8th April 2009

    I've also been to both, but I don't see that much of a difference except that boys don't joke around and be noisy at school. The girls in our school (even though it is a good school and it is pretty high in the League Tables) hook up with the guys in the other school...

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    Posted by snowbuilder (U11593489) on Wednesday, 8th April 2009

    I would say mixed because school is for learning, as well as learning how to communicate. A mixed school gives you more experience with the other sex and i don't think that mixed means grades will go down.

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    Posted by **Kel** (U7006109) on Thursday, 9th April 2009

    Hey!

    The big single sex / mixed school debate...

    Having only been educated in a mixed school, I suppose my view is slanted already. I went to a mixed gender primary school but applied for a place in a girls only private school - one of the best in the country, and got accepted. After finding out I was moving to Ireland, I thought it was unfair to accept my place for a few months only, so gave it up to attend my local high school - MIXED GENDER!

    It didn't really bother me that I was going to attend a single sex school. But to be honest I get on better with alot of boys than I do girls. Girls can get very catty and boys can relax the tense atmosphere as they are a lot more down to earth.

    I think the issue of attention of teachers is not really the problem. I personally think there's more of an issue with the attention of the STUDENTS! I think the boys and girls in mixed gender schools can get distracted - which of course is beyond their control and only natural, but a regular occurance none the less.

    I disagree with you that a single sex grammer school is the best education. I am a firm believer that if you want to do well and you are smart enough, you will do well anywhere. Of course having swimming pools and paying thousands of pounds a year is nice, but it's not a necessity!

    I currently attend a public mixed gender school in Ireland and it is one of the best schools in the country. We are up there fighting our corner against the rest of the top 50...which might I add are almost all single sex, private, fee-paying schools.

    :D that's me anyway! Let me know what you think!
    xxxx

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    Posted by xpinksparkx (U11215980) on Wednesday, 15th April 2009

    I would prefer a single school because then everyone can concentrate on their work rather than concentrating on what they are going to do with their boy/girlfriend at break.

    xpinnksparkxsmiley - winkeye

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    Posted by LadyH (U13776636) on Thursday, 16th April 2009

    I disagree with single sex schools for a number of reasons.
    1) You will find it harder to make friends with people of the opposite sex and know less about them.
    2) When you get a job you're going to have to work with people of the opposite sex so why be seperated now?
    3) I don't think that it's fair if employers think it looks better because you can't help what school you went to plus. And plus CVs aren't all about where you went to school

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    Posted by izzy (U13920066) on Friday, 17th April 2009

    I go to a mixed sex school and think that it would be really good to go to an all girls school, all the boys do is cause trouble and distract everyone who is bothered about their education.
    I do think t is important to get experience of the opposite sex for when you have to co-operate with them in adult life.

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    Posted by U13939203 (U13939203) on Tuesday, 28th April 2009

    I have been to both a single sex school and mixed. now i go to a mixed school. i found that in a all girls school it was all bitchy and whenever a guy came near school everyone got all scared cos we had not been use 2 any boys. Now i am in a mixed private grammar school and i have lots of friends that are boys and we get good grades. you could go 2 a single sex school all your life but when u go 2 uni u will have no idea how to talk 2 boys/girls. so go 2 a mixed school its better
    x

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    Posted by soph h (U13941466) on Thursday, 30th April 2009

    I am a girl, and do not think that single sex schools are right, it is stopping communication with other sexes, and therfor you may lack in social skills when you go to get a job when you leacve school.

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    Posted by U13941521 (U13941521) on Thursday, 30th April 2009

    Girls grammer!

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    Posted by smartKate_x (U14029406) on Thursday, 11th June 2009

    Hi
    Yeah I go to an all-girls grammar school at the moment but I did go to a mixed primary school and I do believe single-sex schools are better.
    At my school especially there is a really nice atmosphere and everyone is friends and it does help when applying to university.

    When I was about to join the school in Yr 7 I was a bit worried that it would be really bitchy and there would be loads of bullying but there isn't and I'm really glad I went there smiley - smiley I also get quite annoyed when people go on about the so-called "stereotypes" of single-sex schools eg. everyone's ugly, gay/lesbian etc because THERE'RE NOT TRUE!!!!!!! lol
    Also I'm staying on in the Sixth form this year because I really like here smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Boosh123 (U13721050) on Saturday, 29th August 2009

    hey, i've never been to a single sex school, but as you said, yeah you might get better results coz you're concentrating more on your work! :P but i dont like them... if you go to a single sex high school especially, coz thats when you emotions are spazzing out and stuff :P and lets face it.. we're in a world of men and women.. its suckish to put your kid in a single sex school.. they need to learn about other people for when they go out in the real world... if you get me.. i cant explain what i mean through words exactly.. but i tried! :D

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    Posted by U6327016 (U6327016) on Thursday, 3rd September 2009

    I'm a girl and go to a single sex grammar school. Personally, i would prefer to go to a mixed school, as i get on better with boys and also the fact that being around girls all the time does your head in. There is alot of bullying between girls and "cat fights"
    Also, being girls, skirts are rolled up, make up is trowelled on and school work is often forgotten because of the latest tv episodes of a fit guy they saw down the park the night before. This causes teachers to get distracted from the people who actually want to learn. So i see both sides of the arguement.

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    Posted by missstreetdancemad (U13979804) on Sunday, 6th September 2009

    Hi,

    I go to an all girls school and trust me it is soooo much better than a mixed gender school.

    No offence to boys but all of the distraction is gone bacause there is no boys at all !

    If u wanna know anything about an all girls school then feel free 2 just post a question to me and i will try and answer it seens im only in yr 7 x

    From missstreetdancemad

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    Posted by bornleaderx (U14111457) on Friday, 11th September 2009

    hi all,

    i usedd to go to a mixed sch and now go to a single sex(girls) sch. personally i think it depends on who u are and what u r looking for. i was extreamly happy in my mixed sch and got gd grades as well. now in my all girls sch i am really enjoying it and get good grades also. people say that girls will jus argue for no reason in a single sex sch but i find that i dont argue with my friens and stuff anymore than i used to. also i still hav lots of friens who are boys and we get along fine.

    what do u all think?

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    Posted by paramoregirl (U14150055) on Friday, 25th September 2009

    I wouoldnt be able to cope in a single sex school, you need to mix or you wll never really know how to act around who you are trying to impress or you might not hve many other sex friends when you leave school!

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    Posted by Dolphinlover1 (U3662008) on Monday, 26th October 2009

    i go 2 an all girls grammar school and i agree that it is gd as my sister goes 2 a mixed school, but only problem for me is when i go into 6th form i will have boys in my class but i have been told it doesnt affect you that much, i prefer being at an all girls and definatley think it could affect grades but it annoys me how some of my classmates get all silly when they see boys

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    Posted by U14214700 (U14214700) on Friday, 13th November 2009

    I go to a mixed school and i would hate to be moved to an all girls school! smiley - yikes yes you might get a better education but to be honest...i'd miss the boys. i've always been better friends with them than girls. they are so much easier to talk to and they don't judge you on if your wearing the latest fashion or not smiley - biggrin and then who would i go see james bond and harry potter with at the cinema if there is no boys around??

    *Paradise*

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    Posted by sam (U14170947) on Saturday, 6th March 2010

    my school is mixed

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    Posted by U14375020 (U14375020) on Wednesday, 10th March 2010

    i didnt have any so im cool[im in 6th grade]

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    Posted by joanna <3 paramore (U14381344) on Friday, 12th March 2010

    i think the comment about the girls' skirts/make up etc is really stereotypical

    there are plenty of reasons for teachers to be 'distracted' by boys as well as girls

    personally, i think that mixed schools are much better because it gives the students a better life experience smiley - smiley

    xxx

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    Posted by fleak17 (U14383046) on Saturday, 13th March 2010

    reply
    if u did
    xxxx

    !!!!!!!!
    brb

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    Posted by Mark (U14463832) on Thursday, 13th May 2010

    i agree completley!!!!
    you have to find love!
    especially as im a a boy
    smiley - bubbly
    smiley - rose
    Dramachef

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    Posted by Snowfuie (U13761055) on Thursday, 20th May 2010

    Hi James, there r 2 sides to this, which i will now dicuss(omg i sound imensely poshsmiley - laugh!!!!! lol!!!) Single sex schools r good cos the students tend to attain better results as they r not distracted by the opposite sex during school time. However this also leads to them not learning how to interact with the opposite sex in the real world so would find it difficult to hav a proper relationship when they finish school. i agree with u to a certain extent that the teachers often get distracted by other people but this can happen in any school regardless of what type of school it is. Bullying is also an issue that occurs in both types of school and i think it would only differ depending on how strict the rules r, not on whether the school is mixed or single sex. btw in case u were wondering i go to a mixed school and i'm a girl. i do hav plenty of girl friends but i also hav friends that r guys too. in conclusion i think that the type of school depends on what personality u hav and how well u react with the opposite sexsmiley - ok!

    smiley - biggrinSnowfuiesmiley - biggrin
    p.s. in case u want to know, i'm not as posh as i sound when i write, honestsmiley - smiley!!!

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    Posted by Angiiieeexxx (U14420447) on Thursday, 5th August 2010

    Heyyaa,

    I, Myself, Believe That Mixed Sex Schools Are The Better Option. Even Though I Haven't Actaully Experienced A Single Sex School, Mixed Schools Provide Good Results As Well As Social Life Experience Whether Single Sex Schools Only Provide Results. In Fact, My Mother Would Never Want Me To Go To A Single Sex School (Girls In My Case), She Believes That If I Was To, I Wouldn't Be Able To Talk To Boys Normally Unlike In Mixed Sex Schools. My Father, On The Other Hand, Would Prefer Me Going To A Girl's School Because He Doesn't Want Me To Become A Flirty Girl Who Only Cares About Having Boyfriends. Applying For Secondary Schools In September, I Applied For A Very Good Girl's School, One Of The Best In England. I Did Get Into It But Decided To Go To A Local Mixed Sex School Which Is Just As Good. Im Really Happy With My Choice. Obviously, Everyone Has Their Own Opinions But This Is Mine.

    Keep On Debating! =P

    Love Angiieee <3

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