GCSE reforms will help boys catch up with girls because they prefer “big bang” exams, annual analysis has suggested.
A report by Professor Alan Smithers of the University of Buckingham suggested that the move away from coursework and towards exams will benefit male students.
You’ve changed the measurement system, not how well boys and or girls are doing.
Agreed with the effect of the change, sure. That concentration on coursework in the first place was because boys did better at the big bang exam, girls better at the coursework. So, to overcome that issue of the girls getting worse grades the system was changed. Now we’re changing it back.
OK. But it’s still just a change in the measurement system, not a change in how anyone is doing.