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10 May 2014

9:00 AM

10 May 2014

9:00 AM

Why girls do better

Sir: Isabel Hardman notes that girls now outperform boys at every level in education (‘The descent of man’, 3 May), implying that this is a symptom of a wider cultural malaise.

In fact, boys lost their edge in 16+ exams in 1970, long before their advantages in other areas began to disappear.

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