I am currently undertaking my PGCE(22, female) and my first placement was in a rather large mixed school, and my second placement is in an all girls school. Even though the attainment level is quite a bit higher in the girls school, I find that they are harder to each. I do not have any experience with boys schools so therefore would like your views. I find that girls are very chatty and don't tend to listen to instructions/hold grudges etc. Maybe this has something to do with my age and being female, but I find it much better to teach at a mixed school.