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Independent: Why do we always pit boys against girls on GCSE results day and pretend everything is fixed to the girls’ advantage?

Everywhere I look, there’s a headline suggesting that too many girls gaining top marks is a problem to be solved by examination reform. There seems to be a belief that girls have overstepped the mark and need reining in

Independent: As the mother of a Year 6 pupil and the partner of a primary school teacher, I just don’t understand this Sats boycott

It’s all very well to boycott certain exams but you have to bear in mind that these results are used to tackle education inequality.

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