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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:53 pm 
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As per below link from sutton guardian, Wilson's is the top school in the country for a-level. However, I cannot find the news on times or any other website. Can someone demystify on what parameters was the evaluation done?

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sourc ... suXKKTOSFI


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:25 pm 
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https://www.qebarnet.co.uk/files/The%20 ... 0Table.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:27 pm 
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The DfE performance tables are not out nor is the final data [after re-marks] so this is spin.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Hershel wrote:
https://www.qebarnet.co.uk/files/The%20Times,%20Friday%2025%20August%202017%20GCSE%20League%20Table.pdf


Thanks, but the above pdf is for gcse results. My question was about a-level results. I also saw this claim on a banner in front of Wilson's - the banner is about their upcoming sixth form open day/evening.

Hence I am curious to find out.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
The DfE performance tables are not out nor is the final data [after re-marks] so this is spin.


Guest55 thanks. Wondering how the school is then publicly saying that on banners for the open day /evening ....


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:55 pm 
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Ask them! Many schools don't submit results to the newspapers.

Here is the timetable for release:

October 2017 Provisional key stage 4 results (headline measures only, state-funded schools only)
January 2018 Revised key stage 4 results (including independent schools and full breakdowns),16 to 18 results for some measures, Multi-academy trust performance
March 2018 16 to 18 results for remaining measures

https://www.compare-school-performance. ... timetable/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:08 am 
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I think GCSE results would give the better picture of performance of a school. Because most schools take some external candidates for A-level and some schools get rid of poor grades students at GCSE's to stand top in the league table.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:10 am 
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Hershel - as per the timetable I posted, GCSE data isn't complete in the DfE performance tables either.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:37 am 
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MontyUd wrote:
As per below link from sutton guardian, Wilson's is the top school in the country for a-level. However, I cannot find the news on times or any other website. Can someone demystify on what parameters was the evaluation done?
As mentioned in the Sutton Guardian article, the ranking came from an article and table printed in The Times on results day.

The Sutton Guardian article also states that "30 per cent of Wilson’s grades were an A* with 97 per cent being A*-B" and I assume these figures are the basis of the ranking.

Unfortunately, The Times article is behind a paywall so I have not been able to read it, but if anyone has access they may be able to provide further information.

Fundamentally, although these tables are satisfying for the schools, I wouldn't use them as the primary reason to choosing your preferred secondary school.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:41 am 
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I have access to The Times. Their table is based purely on the schools *who submitted their results to The Times on results day* - I limited results to state schools only when I searched:

A level results
Rankings for all schools and colleges in the UK that have submitted their results to the Times. The table is organised by the percentage of A* - B grades achieved

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Rank School No of students % A* % A* + A + B Type Gender Area
1 King's Maths School 61 58.1 98.9 State Mixed Lambeth
8 Wilson's School 140 30.2 96.6 State Boys Sutton
13 Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet 142 40.7 95.8 State Boys Barnet
16 St Olave's Grammar School 213 31.2 95.6 State Mixed Bromley
20 The Henrietta Barnett School 134 42.9 94.3 State Girls Barnet
21 Tiffin Girls' School 148 30.3 93.1 State Girls Kingston-on-Thames
22 Reading School 154 38.2 92.9 State Boys Reading
23 Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 162 25.6 92.7 State Girls Trafford
31 Pate's Grammar 230 30.5 90.5 State Mixed Gloucestershire
33 Colchester Royal Grammar School 172 26.9 90.1 State Boys Essex
39 King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys 124 28.7 88.3 State Boys Birmingham
40 Lumen Christi College 108 20.5 88.3 State Mixed EA Western
41 Yavneh College 83 20.5 88.1 State Mixed Hertfordshire
44 London Academy of Excellence 188 19.7 87.6 State Mixed Newham
45 Latymer School 218 23.4 87.4 State Mixed Enfield


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