Following on from my visualisation of the School A-Level results a couple of weeks ago (this has just been updated to include Independent school results - http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/SchoolA-LevelResults2013/IndependentSchoolA-LevelResults2013?:embed=y&:display_count=yes
), this visualisation shows the results of state and independent schools in achieving A*/A at GCSE. http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/SchoolGCSEAAResults2013/SchoolGCSEAAResults2013?:embed=y&:display_count=yes
I have obtained data from The Telegraph for state and independent schools to produce a visualisation combining the school data and ranking them by % of pupils achieving A*/A. This measure was chosen because it was available for both state and independent schools, so a fair comparison was possible.
As stated in the original articles, the data exists for 139 selective state schools, 245 comprehensive schools and 405 independent schools.
Data for these tables have been supplied directly to The Telegraph by the schools. Some results were excluded from the list because of incomplete data
You can search by School Name and filter by school type or gender.
Hope this will be interesting to some people.
Again, I am not suggesting that results are the be-all and end-all for selecting school, it's just one of many factors parents weigh up for their children, as I did with my 3 kids.
However, making this information easily available and accessible to parents is something I strongly believe in.
Please feel free to NOT LOOK at these visualisations if you are offended by comparative lists of schools based on a single measure of success.