Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

How the School Exam Statistics Add Up; YOUR GUIDE TO THE TABLES

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

How the School Exam Statistics Add Up; YOUR GUIDE TO THE TABLES

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Byline: line Name Pippa Crerar

Byline Job Title THESE league tables show the results of GCSEs and A-levels taken by pupils in 2016.

For GCSEs the boroughs of London are listed alphabetically. Schools in each area, including both state and most independents, are ranked according to the percentage of pupils achieving at least five A* to C grades including English and maths. This measure is historically seen as the standard way of ranking schools and the benchmark expected by employers. These scores are shown in the second column. Ties are broken by the number of pupils who took the exams, shown in the first column.

The percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate is in the third column. Pupils must pass five "academic" subjects -- English, maths, science, a language and history or geography -- with at least a C grade to pass the EBacc.

In the fourth column is the new "Progress 8" measure which shows pupil progress between primary school and GCSE, which from this year is the Government's headline measure. …

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