â˘Nationally, boys underperform compared with girls at Foundation Stage Profile and progressively across all key stages, (except for KS2 Maths, which drops back by KS3)
â˘The gap is widest at GCSE English
â˘More girls are now securing university places than boys
â˘In a study of primary school children, all of the girls and none of the boys reported that they were responsible for their learning
â˘In the face of evidence to the contrary, many boys state that they are better than they really are at school subjects, and apparently see no reason to change-is this a âfrontâ?