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How different areas performed
There are wide variations in the performance of different areas of England in their schools' exam results.

The table below shows the 148 mainland local authorities ranked on the basis of their schools' achievements in the proportion of students achieving the Level 2 threshold - equivalent to at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C - including English and maths GCSEs (the EM column).

Other columns show the average point score (APS) at this level, contextual value added (CVA) measure and the proportion of half-day sessions lost due to unauthorised absence.

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

Click here for a fuller explanation of the figures.

LA EM APS CVA abs.
Sutton 63.1% 409.5 1000.8 0.9%
Redbridge 59.1% 421.4 1017.4 0.9%
Buckinghamshire 59.1% 406.2 996.6 0.9%
Kingston-upon-Thames 58.6% 390.6 1001.3 0.6%
Wokingham 57.7% 376.8 995.9 0.9%
Trafford 57.0% 407.1 1009.6 0.7%
Rutland 56.1% 389.8 1000.3 0.4%
Barnet 55.9% 387 1008 0.9%
Slough 55.1% 388.8 996.9 0.8%
Havering 54.6% 394.1 1002.7 0.8%
Kensington and Chelsea 54.3% 394.2 1008.5 0.7%
Bromley 54.2% 390.8 1007.5 1.2%
Gloucestershire 53.8% 382.1 1002.2 0.9%
Hertfordshire 53.7% 383.7 1000 0.8%
North Yorkshire 53.5% 379.4 1002.1 0.7%
Harrow 53.4% 389.7 1013.6 0.5%
Windsor and Maidenhead 52.8% 377 1001 1.0%
Surrey 52.7% 378.5 995.5 1.2%
Bath and NE Somerset 52.0% 386 1005 1.0%
Poole 52.0% 385.7 1007.5 1.9%
West Berkshire 51.6% 389.1 1007.4 0.8%
Hounslow 50.9% 381.6 1001.3 1.4%
Solihull 50.5% 393.7 995.1 0.8%
Cheshire 50.5% 361.4 997.5 1.0%
Bexley 50.3% 390.2 1001 1.2%
Shropshire 50.3% 387.3 1004.6 0.7%
Hampshire 50.2% 378.2 1000.9 1.2%
Cambridgeshire 50.1% 378.4 1003.7 1.0%
Dorset 50.0% 379 1009.1 0.7%
Stockport 50.0% 344.5 995.9 1.3%
Southend-on-Sea 49.9% 386.5 1001.2 1.6%
East Riding of Yorks 49.8% 379.7 1006.4 0.5%
Richmond-upon-Thames 49.7% 355.1 988.9 2.3%
Hammersmith and Fulham 49.0% 389.7 1010.5 1.2%
Brent 48.9% 374.5 1005.9 0.8%
Northumberland 48.9% 373.4 1006.4 1.0%
Ealing 48.8% 379 1011.7 0.7%
York, City of 48.8% 366.9 1002.3 1.1%
Lincolnshire 48.6% 393.4 1006.1 0.7%
Warrington 48.6% 383.3 1000.6 1.1%
Wiltshire 48.5% 366.2 1004.5 1.0%
Herefordshire 48.2% 379.4 1005.6 1.4%
Warwickshire 48.0% 373.3 998.5 1.0%
North Tyneside 47.9% 371 1002.7 1.3%
Bury 47.9% 340.5 997.7 0.7%
West Sussex 47.7% 361 1001.8 0.8%
Oxfordshire 47.5% 363.5 1001.9 0.9%
North Somerset 47.4% 364.5 994.9 1.0%
Bracknell Forest 47.2% 355.4 996.3 1.1%
Kent 46.8% 376.8 1005.2 1.3%
Leicestershire 46.7% 361.7 991.1 2.3%
Reading 46.5% 361.3 994.3 1.3%
Wirral 46.3% 358 1007.8 0.8%
Devon 46.2% 373.9 1003.2 1.3%
Suffolk 45.9% 368 1008.1 1.8%
Lancashire 45.9% 361.2 998.7 1.0%
Camden 45.7% 342.3 1001.2 2.2%
Derbyshire 45.5% 354.1 1001.5 1.0%
Torbay 45.5% 349.9 997.3 1.8%
Cumbria 45.3% 362.2 993.5 0.9%
Essex 45.2% 372.4 999.2 1.1%
Gateshead 45.0% 410.8 1014.7 1.0%
Darlington 44.7% 349.9 982.9 2.2%
Norfolk 44.5% 353 1003 1.2%
Somerset 44.4% 366 999.8 1.3%
South Gloucestershire 44.4% 357.9 993.2 0.8%
Bedfordshire 44.1% 365 1000.4 0.9%
Sefton 44.0% 371.6 1002.6 0.8%
Medway Towns 44.0% 360.4 1006.7 1.3%
Cornwall 43.9% 366.4 1006.2 0.8%
Calderdale 43.8% 352.7 991.3 1.0%
Bournemouth 43.6% 348.7 994 0.6%
Hillingdon 43.5% 352.7 989.5 1.8%
Worcestershire 43.1% 361.4 1006 1.2%
Dudley 43.0% 365.5 1003.6 1.4%
Enfield 43.0% 339.6 1001.5 1.6%
Wakefield 42.9% 360.4 1001.2 0.8%
Staffordshire 42.8% 356 996.7 0.7%
Croydon 42.7% 364 1003.1 1.3%
Plymouth, City of 42.5% 365.9 1001.8 0.9%
Derby, City of 42.2% 358.3 1004.2 1.6%
Northamptonshire 42.1% 357.1 992.1 1.4%
Wandsworth 41.8% 366.8 1007.5 1.3%
Brighton and Hove 41.8% 364.1 1004.1 1.4%
Wigan 41.7% 366.5 1001.5 1.2%
Lambeth 41.7% 365.6 1015.1 0.7%
Stockton-on-Tees 41.2% 362.9 997.2 1.1%
East Sussex 41.2% 356.3 1010.1 1.4%
Newham 41.1% 356.6 1013 1.0%
Birmingham 40.8% 373.2 1002.1 1.4%
Lewisham 40.8% 353.7 1010.3 1.8%
Kirklees 40.8% 345.9 988.9 1.1%
Swindon 40.7% 345.6 994.2 0.9%
Westminster 40.6% 319.7 985.8 1.9%
Durham 40.4% 355.8 1001.4 0.8%
Leeds 40.4% 330.6 985.2 1.8%
Nottinghamshire 40.1% 344.4 990.8 1.6%
Redcar and Cleveland 40.1% 340 993.6 1.2%
Telford and Wrekin 39.6% 379.8 1005 1.0%
South Tyneside 39.5% 351.7 1002.4 0.8%
Merton 39.5% 322.4 990.8 1.0%
Peterborough 39.4% 377.4 1005.4 1.2%
Milton Keynes 38.7% 348.8 1000.8 1.1%
Waltham Forest 38.6% 344.5 1017.2 1.4%
Blackburn with Darwen 38.6% 332 1002.4 1.3%
Thurrock 38.5% 368.8 1007.5 1.6%
North Lincolnshire 38.5% 345.3 996.5 0.9%
Tameside 38.5% 334.3 992.2 1.0%
St Helens 38.0% 358.5 993.5 1.4%
Bolton 38.0% 339.7 990.2 1.6%
Coventry 37.8% 333.7 996.6 0.9%
Barking and Dagenham 37.7% 363 1004.8 1.6%
Hartlepool 37.5% 389.3 1002.2 0.9%
Rotherham 37.5% 337.8 995.8 2.1%
Rochdale 37.1% 347.7 1001.5 1.5%
Sheffield 37.1% 329.5 994.4 2.0%
Isle of Wight 36.8% 325.1 997.9 2.4%
Hackney 36.7% 328.1 1019.1 1.2%
Luton 36.5% 334.2 993.5 0.9%
Southampton 36.2% 324.8 1000.5 1.8%
Liverpool 35.5% 340.4 1011.2 1.8%
Oldham 35.4% 347.7 990.4 1.3%
North East Lincolnshire 35.4% 331.3 990.4 1.3%
Walsall 34.9% 333.2 990.6 1.3%
Doncaster 34.8% 346.8 994.8 1.9%
Wolverhampton 34.7% 368.1 999.9 1.0%
Southwark 34.4% 330.7 1014.9 2.0%
Haringey 34.3% 313 1011.2 1.7%
Blackpool 34.2% 327.6 995.7 1.9%
Tower Hamlets 34.0% 371 1017.4 2.0%
Bradford 34.0% 324.8 998.3 2.5%
Sunderland 33.9% 361 1000.2 1.0%
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 33.5% 355.3 1005.4 1.3%
Leicester, City of 33.5% 319.1 991 2.3%
Halton 33.3% 351.4 1002.9 1.8%
Stoke-on-Trent 33.3% 340.3 996.1 2.0%
Islington 32.8% 314.1 1015.6 1.6%
Salford 32.0% 339.1 994.6 2.1%
Greenwich 31.4% 311.3 1003.9 2.8%
Barnsley 30.7% 351 1005.6 2.0%
Bristol, City of 30.4% 303.3 993.5 2.3%
Middlesbrough 30.1% 327.5 996 2.2%
Sandwell 29.7% 340.2 996.3 2.1%
Portsmouth 29.2% 333.5 995.8 1.9%
Manchester 29.0% 324.7 1005.6 2.9%
Nottingham, City of 28.5% 317.2 1000.1 2.5%
Knowsley 26.1% 325.2 1001.8 2.4%
Kingston-upon-Hull, City of 25.9% 339.9 989.3 2.8%




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