I went to the same girls school as Fishnut but a while before. There were no hands-on subjects apart from pottery then but we were encouraged to be very sporty. Forcing kids to be sporty sounds pretty brutal though.
I'm wondering what kind of parent that school attracts. Surely anyone with sons and daughters would be able to see what tripe that is.
The strapline should be 'Hate Women? Fear they may show you up for your barely average competence? Send us your sons so we can indoctrinate them with a sense of unearned privilege and over-confidence before it's too late'.
And yes, very heteronormative. And white, from the picture.
There's an article here on the benefits of co-ed versus boys only
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... c-outcomes
https://gabbitas.com/single-sex-versus- ... is-better/A recent study by the academic journal ‘Sex Roles’ suggested that when you factored in prior attainment, the differences in boys’ and girl’s academic outcomes between single sex and mixed sex classrooms goes away. This draws on the theory that higher performing children are more likely to go to those schools, and therefore skew the data.
This is interesting on the myth of single-sex schools improving performance:
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6050/1706There is no well-designed research showing that single-sex (SS) education improves students' academic performance, but there is evidence that sex segregation increases gender stereotyping and legitimizes institutional sexism.