In recent years the main exam result information available has been the proportion achieving five A*-C GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths.

This year a new measure has been introduced, showing the percentage of children in a school who achieve the English Baccalaureate.

And over 14 million “hidden” exam results have been opened up to the public so parents are able to rank schools by seeing:

  • The number of children who enter each GCSE subject in a school.
  • The number of children who get certain grades in each GCSE subject in a school (for example, the number of children who get A*-A in History GCSE).
  • The number and proportion of students in each school achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths, with and without GCSE equivalencies.
  • The number and proportion of students in schools taking each component of the English Baccalaureate – for each subject and the grades achieved in English, maths, science, languages and a humanity.

This new data means that parents will get a proper and detailed understanding of the performance of local schools. They will then be able to make the most appropriate choices for their children. The new information will drive schools to improve standards across the board, not just in certain league table measures.

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