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How different areas performed
There are wide variations in the performance of different areas of England as seen in the GCSE results tables.

The table below shows the 150 local authorities ranked on the basis of their schools' achievements in the proportion of students getting the equivalent of at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C in 2004, using two measures:

  • OLD: the traditional measure of any five GCSEs or the vocational equivalents
  • NEW: the benchmark the government is introducing, which requires two of the five to be actual GCSEs in English and in maths
The final column shows the difference between the two.

Click the name of any authority to see the results for all its schools.

LEA OLD NEW diff.
Isles of Scilly 92.9 85.7 -7.2
Sutton 66.4 58.6 -7.8
Buckinghamshire 65.9 57.3 -8.6
Redbridge 68.1 55.6 -12.5
Trafford 64 54.9 -9.1
Kingston upon Thames 63.9 54.8 -9.1
Wokingham 62.2 54.4 -7.8
Poole 62.2 53 -9.2
Barnet 61.2 51.8 -9.4
Havering 62.6 51 -11.6
Gloucestershire 60.9 50.7 -10.2
North Yorkshire 60.7 50.2 -10.5
Harrow 60.5 49.6 -10.9
West Berkshire 61 49.1 -11.9
Surrey 58.6 49 -9.6
Hertfordshire 58.5 49 -9.5
Cheshire 60 48.8 -11.2
Bromley 61.7 48.6 -13.1
Windsor and Maidenhead 59.6 48.3 -11.3
Slough 56.5 48.3 -8.2
Hampshire 58.4 48 -10.4
Richmond upon Thames 55.5 47.9 -7.6
Dorset 59 47.5 -11.5
Wiltshire 56.6 47.2 -9.4
Shropshire 59.5 46.9 -12.6
Bath and North East Somerset 60.2 46.8 -13.4
Solihull 60.2 46.8 -13.4
Herefordshire 57.6 46.8 -10.8
Southend-on-Sea 57.2 46.4 -10.8
Rutland 58.2 45.8 -12.4
Lincolnshire 57.4 45.8 -11.6
Torbay 53.1 45.7 -7.4
Kensington and Chelsea 55.8 45.6 -10.2
East Riding of Yorkshire 55.6 45.5 -10.1
Bury 54.1 45.4 -8.7
York 56.6 45.3 -11.3
Stockport 53 45.2 -7.8
Kent 55.9 45.1 -10.8
Cambridgeshire 56.2 44.8 -11.4
Somerset 56.4 44.5 -11.9
Bexley 56.6 44.3 -12.3
Warwickshire 54.3 44.1 -10.2
Warrington 58.6 43.9 -14.7
North Somerset 55 43.8 -11.2
Devon 54.9 43.7 -11.2
Cumbria 55.3 43.4 -11.9
Suffolk 57.3 43.1 -14.2
Bournemouth 53.8 43 -10.8
Camden 54.2 42.8 -11.4
Lancashire 53.8 42.7 -11.1
Cornwall 54.7 42.6 -12.1
Hounslow 52.4 42.5 -9.9
Sefton 55.4 42.4 -13
Wirral 54 42.3 -11.7
Bracknell Forest 52.4 42.3 -10.1
Northumberland 56.2 42.2 -14
Essex 55.4 42.2 -13.2
Leicestershire 54.7 42.2 -12.5
West Sussex 53.9 42.2 -11.7
Worcestershire 54.9 42.1 -12.8
Oxfordshire 51.2 42.1 -9.1
Hammersmith and Fulham 49.9 42.1 -7.8
Derbyshire 53.6 42 -11.6
Brent 54.5 41.9 -12.6
Gateshead 62.2 41.8 -20.4
Medway 50.1 41 -9.1
Enfield 52 40.5 -11.5
East Sussex 54.3 40.4 -13.9
Calderdale 52.8 40.4 -12.4
North Tyneside 52.5 40.4 -12.1
Reading 45.1 40.2 -4.9
Ealing 53 39.4 -13.6
Northamptonshire 51.1 39.2 -11.9
Norfolk 50.5 39.2 -11.3
Wigan 51.3 39.1 -12.2
Dudley 51.3 38.9 -12.4
Staffordshire 51 38.8 -12.2
Telford and Wrekin 49.5 38.7 -10.8
Plymouth 51.8 38.6 -13.2
Redcar and Cleveland 49 38.5 -10.5
South Gloucestershire 50 38.4 -11.6
Wandsworth 49.1 38.4 -10.7
Bedfordshire 51.2 38.3 -12.9
Brighton and Hove 49.5 38.1 -11.4
Croydon 51.8 37.6 -14.2
Newham 49.4 37.6 -11.8
Derby 48.8 37.4 -11.4
Wakefield 50.1 37.3 -12.8
Lambeth 48.1 37.2 -10.9
Hillingdon 47.9 37.1 -10.8
Darlington 49 37 -12
Kirklees 47.4 36.7 -10.7
Birmingham 51.2 36.6 -14.6
Milton Keynes 48.2 36.6 -11.6
Leeds 45.4 36.4 -9
Nottinghamshire 47.4 36.2 -11.2
Merton 46.1 36.1 -10
Westminster 43.9 36.1 -7.8
Rochdale 46.7 36 -10.7
Swindon 46.4 36 -10.4
Bolton 45.9 35.9 -10
St Helens 47.7 35.8 -11.9
Sheffield 44.8 35.7 -9.1
North Lincolnshire 49.2 35.6 -13.6
Durham 46.7 34.8 -11.9
South Tyneside 45.1 34.7 -10.4
Coventry 45.5 34.4 -11.1
Stockton-on-Tees 45.8 34.1 -11.7
Thurrock 45.3 33.9 -11.4
Peterborough 48.5 33.7 -14.8
Tameside 44.7 33.7 -11
Waltham Forest 47.1 33.4 -13.7
Rotherham 46 33.2 -12.8
Blackburn with Darwen 43.1 33.1 -10
Southampton 44.2 32.8 -11.4
Lewisham 46.2 32.4 -13.8
Wolverhampton 48.5 32.2 -16.3
Hackney 45.1 32.1 -13
Isle of Wight 44 32.1 -11.9
Newcastle upon Tyne 45.6 31.9 -13.7
Oldham 45.4 31.8 -13.6
Hartlepool 48.6 31.6 -17
Sunderland 44.2 31.6 -12.6
Luton 43.8 31.6 -12.2
Walsall 43.5 31.4 -12.1
Barking and Dagenham 46.3 31.3 -15
Halton 43.9 31.2 -12.7
Haringey 43.7 31 -12.7
Liverpool 44.6 30.5 -14.1
North East Lincolnshire 39.2 30.4 -8.8
Doncaster 41 30.1 -10.9
Stoke-on-Trent 43.8 29.7 -14.1
Greenwich 40.3 29.5 -10.8
Middlesbrough 40.8 29.1 -11.7
Barnsley 40.7 29.1 -11.6
Islington 46 28.9 -17.1
Southwark 41.6 28.8 -12.8
Bradford 39.8 28.8 -11
Portsmouth 41.8 28.7 -13.1
Leicester 42.9 28.5 -14.4
Tower Hamlets 48 28.1 -19.9
Salford 38.3 26.9 -11.4
Blackpool 36.8 26.7 -10.1
Bristol 35.1 25.9 -9.2
Manchester 39.5 24.6 -14.9
Sandwell 38 24.1 -13.9
Nottingham 37.8 23.9 -13.9
Kingston Upon Hull 34.7 23.2 -11.5
Knowsley 38.1 22 -16.1



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