Congratulation to all students and teachers on their magnificent GCSE results. To have outperformed UK schools and obtained the best results in five years is a wonderful achievement. Everyone concerned has to be congratulated.
It is right, however, that when the dust settles we should have an informed debate about co-education in this community, whether it is desirable and if so, whether it should be limited to A’Level students or start earlier.
We’ve been advocating co-education for some time. We believe it is in the interests of students, teachers and the education system generally but we recognise this is a matter that has to be debated fully and that stakeholders have to be engaged. In the meantime a look at the subjects on offer for both GCSE and A’Level at both Westside and Bayside shows the disparity of subjects offered to both boys and girls.
We believe there should be no such disparity and, whether we opt for co-education or not, we should be working to end it soonest. It is the intention of the GSD to file a motion for the end of September sitting of Parliament to debate this important issue.
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