Parents fear that they are putting too much pressure on their daughters to reach their academic potential(潜力), according to the president of a girls’ schools body.
Girls School Association head Jill Berry said that parents were worried about achieving a balance between school achievement and happiness. Mrs Berry also said that girls could put themselves under a lot of pressure.
A survey of 1,000 parents said their top concern was their daughter’s education. Girls usually do better than boys in all periods of their education, and this can lead schools to think all girls will do well.