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    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.

    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.

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