Good-looking students did not have any advantages during virtual school, proving that good-looking students do have an advantage in normal times.
A researcher in Sweden found analyzed grades before and after Covid. They asked a panel to grade the students’ attractiveness and found that the students that were scored most attractive showed a “significant decline” in average grades in qualitative courses.
Qualitative courses are courses that have more subjective grading where teachers and students interact more, meaning teachers have more input in final grades. So when teachers can see their students, they grade the prettier ones higher than they otherwise would have.
For quantitative courses like math and physics, where answers are simply right or wrong, there was no change in grades observed for the better-looking pupils.