Theme: Girls’ performance in the GCSE exams. UK exam system.
Lexical area: School subjects and exam related vocabulary
Cross curricular link: Relevant to all areas of the curriculum

This lesson focuses on the differences between how girls and boys perform at secondary school in the UK. Students will make predictions about how well boys and girls perform in different exams, read and categorise opinions about gender differences, and then take part in a discussion on the pros and cons of single sex schooling.

Aims:
• To practise reading skills
• To practise speaking skills in a discussion
• To learn vocabulary related to academic performance


Age group: 12 - adult


Level:
B1+


Time: 45 – 60 minutes


Materials: Who does best? student worksheet


By: Clare Lavery

 

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