Females continue to outsmart males in most subjects

Ireland“Girls who do Leaving Certificate maths are less likely to choose the higher level exam but female students still continue to do better in most subjects, official figures have revealed. Analysis of results issued to students on Wednesday show that girls who sat higher-level maths did better than their male counterparts. In this and 21 of the other most popular subjects at higher level – except applied maths, engineering and construction studies – a bigger proportion of girls got honours grades …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 August]

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