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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:33 am 
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This link may useful for parents whose seeking the best educational opportunities for their children.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/le ... -2014.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:52 am 
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League tables are not a way to choose a school - they are all flawed.

Why have you started two identical threads ... ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:28 am 
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This one in particular excludes iGCSEs, so a number of notable grammar and independent schools are missing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:51 am 
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Thank you for the link; its useful to some parents who rely on this kind of data.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:33 pm 
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Ridiculous when some of the schools only have 9 eligible students in the cohort :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:13 pm 
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Not all igcse's have been excluded. This was DS cohort, 50% of his gcses (including science and both english) were Cambridge igcse, and his school is top 10, so they must have counted.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:25 pm 
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I understand that some parents find this useful but please don't 'rely' on it. The statistics have flaws - small numbers, changes in which exams 'count' etc - but also the intake of the schools varies so greatly as does the environment they work in.
Your DC will do best at the school best suited to their needs and league tables are at best a small part of deciding this.
Lecture over!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:52 pm 
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The Telegraph is useless

below the top 20 schools in terms of A*/A at gcse/igcse the only thing top unis are interested in;

1) St Paul's Girls' School London
2) North London Collegiate School Edgware
3) Wycombe Abbey School High Wycombe
4) James Allen's Girls' School London
5) Westminster School London
6) St Paul's School, London London
7) The Godolphin and Latymer School London
8 ) King's College School, Wimbledon London
9) City of London School for Girls London
10) Guildford High School Guildford
11) Eton College Windsor
12) The Lady Eleanor Holles School Hampton
13) Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls Elstree
14) Tonbridge School Tonbridge
15) The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Borehamwood
16) Sevenoaks School Sevenoaks
17) St Helen and St Katharine Abingdon
18) Magdalen College School Oxford
19) Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School Cambridge
20) Winchester College Winchester

note there are no State schools in the top 20 :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:56 pm 
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Is there a mod about who can merge this with the same thread in the everything else section please? Tad confusing :?

These threads have now been merged - Moderator


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:29 am 
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I thought this will add to the debate(I don't know if anyone else has put a link before to it on the forum) and in my opinion is a far more useful.

https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/help ... ar-schools

When you compare the two tables for State schools amazing to see the contrast and differences.As an example in the first table for GCSE's in 2014 Queen Mary Grammar school for boys comes in at 74.But for added value at KS3 between 2012 and 2014 comes in at number 6.

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