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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:32 pm 
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..whereas Lawrence Sheriff has 77%.

Something to do girls not choosing (or being made to do) 2 science subjects, I assume?

If anyone could clarify that would be much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:39 pm 
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mmmm.

55 views - I would have thought there'd be at least 2 or 3 of you who have direct experience of Rugby High School.

I worry about the anti-science bias I detect at single sex girls schools. Not sure if I'm missing something, or jumping to conclusions. :?

Please do respond, otherwise the Head of RHS will soon have an awkward letter pinging her way!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:43 pm 
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No idea why but I don't like to leave a thread hanging :D
Why don't you email them and then share your findings on here :?:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:16 am 
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According to their curriculum double or three separate sciences are compulsory (and more or less everyone entered for Ebacc got it, so it isn't that they're failing the science). So presumably it's down to the humanities.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:30 am 
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Interesting; presumably those doing two languages don't also do a humanities subject, and vice-versa. Or the timetable does not allow them to do one of each?
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I think a letter will be on its way.

Because, via the English Bacc percentages, RHS is at the foot of the Warwickshire seconday league tables, which should make the Governors of the school really sit up and pay attention.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:33 am 
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Who really cares about the Ebacc? It is not a statutory measure - these pupils chose their GCSEs before it was invented!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:52 am 
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Guest55 wrote:
Who really cares about the Ebacc? It is not a statutory measure - these pupils chose their GCSEs before it was invented!


Quite... humantities doesn't (or didn't include RS) and didn't allow for classics / more foreign languages etc etc and also was desgined long after the kids had chosen GCSEs.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:26 pm 
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I worry about the anti-science bias I detect at single gender girls schools. Not sure if I'm missing something, or jumping to conclusions. :?



My DD's girls school has very strong science. They have proper science labs in junior school and were let loose with Bunsen burners at start of yr5 - amazingly they all still have full sets of eyebrows :) The GS we're aiming for is a science and maths specialist school.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Fair point(s). I guess the EBacc % by figure by 2014 should be much more revealing.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:11 pm 
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(..sorry, forgot to add) - so how come Lawrence Sheriff has a 77% EBacc pass rate for the same year. What sort of advice were their year 10s given in 2008 that the Year 10s at Rugby High were not?

Too late to pen a properly feminist critique here, but I remained seriously concerned.


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