The benefits of single-sex education for girls are manifold. Research proves that girls learn best when they feel confident and happy.
St Margaret’s School for Girls is the only school in the north of Scotland catering exclusively for girls. St Margaret’s offers a well-rounded, first-class education to girls of wide-ranging abilities. The school is building links with St Margaret’s schools worldwide and offers to each girl the opportunity to be fully prepared for playing a leadership role in society. The Girls’ School Association represents the Heads of the leading independent girls’ schools in the UK.
In girls’ schools, teachers can create the right emotional atmosphere to optimise participation and maximise progress. With only girls in the classroom and on the sports field, they have the freedom to be – and become – themselves, and to explore fully all of the opportunities available to them. We create a learning environment in which girls feel comfortable in taking risks and asking questions. Research by the Girls’ Schools Association shows that fifth and sixth year girls in single-sex education are almost twice as likely to take physics and chemistry as their co-educational counterparts; 80% more continue with modern languages and 70% more with mathematics. At St Margaret’s the consistently high uptake of STEM subjects regularly converts to university degrees in maths, science and engineering.
Please see our 2016 exam results here.