Out of interest, what would be the benefit of being super selective? The Alty grammars already achieve top results, are in the top state schools etc.
Which tables are you looking at?
The more selective the school the higher up the league tables it is ,this give it more prestige and kudos.
The larger the pool you select from the higher it is in the league tables and the Boys school does not even feature the top 100 in terms of A level,points per entry !( the most important measure)
crikey more selective means better results , who would of thought of it ?
this is problem with selective education, take a fully selective county like Kent overall results for the whole county are pretty poor.
The usual spiel spouted by the pro-grammar brigade is- Grammars progress high achievers more than the non-selective sector , the evidence?? none imo - this is only true in Grammar areas where the top 30% are removed from the comprehensive schools like Trafford for example.