oys are narrowing the lead held by women with regards to the highest A-level grades, as exams returned following teacher-assessed outcomes in the course of the pandemic.
The chief government of the Ladies’ Colleges Affiliation (GSA) mentioned she is “notably thrilled to see women thriving and to see boys catching up”.
The proportion of women who bought A or increased this yr was 37.4%.
We’re notably thrilled to see women thriving and to see boys catching up
That’s 2.2 share factors increased than boys (35.2%).
Final yr, women led boys by 4.8 share factors.
Boys have additionally narrowed the hole within the highest grade, A*, with the proportion of women getting this grade 0.4 share factors increased than boys this yr, in contrast with a 1.3 share factors distinction final yr.
Donna Stevens, of the GSA, mentioned she is “notably thrilled to see women thriving and to see boys catching up”.
She mentioned: “We congratulate each pupil immediately receiving their examination outcomes and rejoice a cohort that’s proven unwavering adaptability within the face of Covid’s instructional disruptions.
“As the primary A-level college students to sit down exams since 2019, they’ve proven us a bravery, ardour, and tenacity that’s an inspiration to us, and for generations to return. They’ve proven a depth of energy that’s actually outstanding.
“We’re notably thrilled to see women thriving and to see boys catching up. We welcome success in each youngster and rejoice each pupil and want all of them the perfect of their future endeavours.”