I don't know whether this has already been discussed or not, but I think newspaper league tables are misleading. From the tables I have seen for a-levels in The Times, Telegraph and Independant, there are all variation within their tables. Here are the tables shown below:
My point is by looking at one table you can gather an entirely different impression of your school than from another table. I think The Times and The Independant take the average number of points scored by each students, whilst the Telegraph looks at the percentage that scored A and B grades.
Why is it newspapers that publish these results and not the governement? They should produce one offical table so everyone knows exactly where each school is on it.
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- Thread Starter
- 21-08-2005 17:48
- 21-08-2005 22:10
League tables are a pile of trollop! They're a waste of time. They don't tell u anything about the school. A few very good candidates can pull it up.
I remember being on Polzeath (Cornwall) beach late one evening this summer & two girls, who were definitely under-16, came over to us, trying to scrounge some alcohol. I politely asked which school they went to (as most people down there were from Eton or Harrow etc). They said the same of their school & i sadi i'd never heard of it. they seemed to take extreme offense to this & blabbered on about how high they were in the league tables etc, because of students like them. I couldn't have cared less about what they were saying, because it was pathetic. I'd have hated to have gone to a school purely driven by league tables.