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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 (ABS).

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

Click here for a fuller explanation of the figures.

AREA EM APS CVA ABS
Sutton 65.0% 425.5 1002.3 1.0%
Isles of Scilly 64.7% 454.4 1023.0 0.6%
Kingston-upon-Thames 61.7% 403.2 998.9 0.7%
Redbridge 61.5% 427.8 1014.1 1.3%
Trafford 60.8% 423.4 1009.5 0.8%
Buckinghamshire 60.5% 418.0 998.3 0.8%
Barnet 59.7% 406.5 1010.5 1.0%
Rutland 58.0% 412.3 1004.0 0.5%
Hammersmith and Fulham 57.9% 406.9 1015.0 2.1%
Wokingham 57.6% 383.7 999.5 1.3%
Slough 57.4% 396.1 1001.3 0.8%
Kensington and Chelsea 56.6% 410.2 1004.5 0.8%
Harrow 56.1% 399.7 1010.1 0.7%
Hertfordshire 55.9% 394.0 998.8 1.0%
Bromley 55.3% 408.7 1006.9 1.3%
Windsor and Maidenhead 54.9% 376.4 994.8 1.1%
Southend-on-Sea 54.6% 404.3 998.7 2.0%
Poole 54.5% 398.0 1007.9 2.3%
York, City of 54.5% 381.2 1008.2 1.1%
Gloucestershire 54.4% 382.4 997.5 1.2%
North Yorkshire 54.2% 389.8 1002.3 0.8%
Surrey 54.0% 385.0 996.3 1.3%
Havering 53.7% 394.4 996.0 1.0%
West Berkshire 53.4% 385.7 1001.7 1.3%
Shropshire 53.3% 401.6 1005.5 0.7%
Solihull 53.0% 407.1 1001.6 0.8%
Bury 52.9% 361.5 999.0 0.7%
Herefordshire 51.7% 387.9 1005.8 1.9%
Cheshire 51.5% 370.1 996.6 1.2%
Hampshire 51.3% 385.4 999.7 1.4%
Brent 51.0% 387.6 1007.0 1.3%
East Riding of Yorks 50.8% 392.9 1003.9 0.8%
Lincolnshire 50.6% 409.8 1008.4 0.9%
Bath and NE Somerset 50.6% 387.5 1000.9 1.1%
Torbay 50.6% 383.7 1001.3 2.3%
Hounslow 50.5% 383.7 1000.7 1.5%
Stockport 50.5% 356.4 995.3 1.8%
Warrington 49.9% 392.8 1001.0 1.2%
Dorset 49.8% 389.7 1007.9 0.8%
Bexley 49.7% 383.4 996.4 1.2%
Cambridgeshire 49.6% 377.4 1000.4 1.4%
Wiltshire 49.6% 370.9 998.0 1.0%
Ealing 49.1% 391.8 1013.3 1.0%
West Sussex 49.0% 372.3 1001.7 0.9%
Leicestershire 48.8% 372.8 992.5 2.2%
Kent 48.5% 392.5 1007.1 1.4%
North Somerset 48.5% 366.5 996.5 1.2%
Wirral 48.4% 371.3 1009.7 0.9%
Bracknell Forest 48.4% 367.5 990.7 1.3%
Lancashire 48.2% 375.4 998.5 1.2%
Bournemouth 48.2% 362.9 992.8 1.0%
Oxfordshire 48.1% 369.7 998.7 1.0%
Richmond-upon-Thames 47.9% 357.8 982.5 2.5%
Warwickshire 47.8% 383.8 997.8 1.2%
Worcestershire 47.7% 379.8 1004.6 1.4%
Enfield 47.5% 354.2 999.0 1.7%
Reading 47.4% 377.5 1002.1 1.4%
North Tyneside 47.3% 390.3 1009.3 1.6%
Suffolk 47.3% 373.4 1007.1 1.7%
Essex 47.2% 379.2 996.4 1.2%
Bedfordshire 47.1% 368.9 1000.0 1.2%
Derbyshire 47.0% 366.5 997.4 1.2%
Medway Towns 46.9% 384.6 1006.4 1.4%
Wandsworth 46.9% 376.2 1012.5 0.9%
Somerset 46.8% 374.5 1000.2 1.4%
ENGLAND AVERAGES 46.7% 378.1 - 1.4%
Devon 46.6% 373.8 1001.5 1.2%
Wakefield 46.5% 399.4 1010.5 1.1%
Northumberland 46.3% 381.2 1006.0 1.0%
Darlington 46.0% 358.2 995.5 2.0%
Westminster 46.0% 354.9 1001.2 2.2%
Sefton 45.9% 377.0 1002.1 0.8%
Staffordshire 45.7% 372.2 998.6 0.7%
Calderdale 45.7% 369.9 989.6 1.0%
Cumbria 45.7% 368.5 993.5 1.0%
Camden 45.6% 348.0 1003.9 2.3%
Gateshead 45.5% 413.4 1009.8 1.0%
South Gloucestershire 45.4% 369.2 990.9 1.0%
Norfolk 45.2% 359.7 1002.1 1.5%
Hillingdon 44.9% 367.0 990.8 2.1%
Wigan 44.7% 382.8 1003.5 1.4%
Croydon 44.4% 375.4 1001.1 2.3%
Plymouth, City of 44.1% 358.1 1000.0 0.8%
Cornwall 44.0% 381.1 1006.3 1.1%
Newham 44.0% 361.4 1011.6 1.4%
Blackburn with Darwen 43.7% 354.1 1003.3 1.6%
Dudley 43.6% 364.0 1002.8 1.8%
Brighton and Hove 43.5% 386.7 1006.1 1.8%
Stockton-on-Tees 43.3% 378.7 999.5 1.2%
East Sussex 43.2% 360.0 1005.0 1.5%
Kirklees 42.8% 353.8 992.5 1.4%
Durham 42.3% 375.8 1006.9 0.9%
Northamptonshire 42.3% 358.9 991.1 1.6%
Waltham Forest 42.1% 362.2 1017.9 1.6%
Isle of Wight 42.1% 353.8 996.7 2.0%
Leeds 42.1% 348.2 988.7 2.5%
South Tyneside 41.9% 381.3 1011.2 0.9%
Rochdale 41.9% 363.1 1002.1 2.0%
Hackney 41.9% 340.3 1014.6 1.9%
Tameside 41.8% 357.0 993.5 1.4%
Nottinghamshire 41.7% 361.5 990.2 1.9%
Birmingham 41.6% 390.1 1007.3 1.5%
St Helens 41.4% 377.8 1005.2 1.9%
Lambeth 41.4% 362.5 1013.4 0.9%
Swindon 41.4% 348.2 991.5 1.1%
Halton 41.1% 393.0 1013.0 1.9%
North Lincolnshire 40.9% 372.7 1006.3 1.1%
Telford and Wrekin 40.8% 387.2 1004.0 1.1%
Luton 40.7% 355.6 996.0 1.2%
Oldham 40.5% 373.7 999.6 1.1%
Lewisham 40.4% 357.3 1011.0 2.4%
Bolton 40.1% 353.4 991.9 1.4%
Derby, City of 40.0% 361.9 1001.9 1.7%
Sheffield 39.9% 347.7 996.2 2.2%
Thurrock 39.8% 371.0 1006.6 1.3%
Barking and Dagenham 39.7% 375.7 1002.2 1.3%
Merton 39.7% 328.9 988.0 1.1%
Milton Keynes 39.6% 355.1 995.5 1.0%
North East Lincolnshire 39.0% 350.9 996.5 1.7%
Rotherham 39.0% 348.4 999.3 2.0%
Coventry 38.9% 348.9 991.9 1.2%
Southampton 38.8% 334.8 995.9 2.4%
Hartlepool 38.6% 390.1 1009.9 0.9%
Sunderland 38.5% 382.4 1005.7 1.2%
Redcar and Cleveland 38.5% 357.6 1001.0 1.3%
Southwark 38.4% 338.0 1016.5 2.5%
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 38.0% 376.3 1006.9 1.6%
Salford 37.8% 375.4 1003.8 2.0%
Peterborough 37.6% 365.6 993.4 2.1%
Doncaster 37.4% 378.4 995.6 1.7%
Liverpool 37.4% 358.7 1008.9 2.1%
Haringey 37.4% 346.7 1011.6 1.9%
Islington 37.4% 316.9 1005.5 3.3%
Wolverhampton 36.8% 407.0 1008.6 1.3%
Tower Hamlets 36.5% 382.4 1015.8 2.0%
Leicester, City of 36.5% 338.2 988.6 2.4%
Bradford 36.3% 338.5 995.2 2.7%
Walsall 35.5% 341.3 987.6 1.5%
Stoke-on-Trent 34.8% 353.7 998.5 2.2%
Blackpool 34.6% 352.7 1011.8 2.3%
Greenwich 34.0% 340.8 1008.0 2.8%
Portsmouth 33.1% 365.7 996.9 2.2%
Nottingham, City of 33.1% 353.1 1008.4 2.7%
Manchester 32.3% 339.1 1004.3 2.8%
Middlesbrough 31.9% 351.2 1007.7 2.4%
Barnsley 31.5% 384.5 1009.3 2.0%
Bristol, City of 31.5% 324.3 993.6 2.6%
Sandwell 30.2% 367.8 999.6 2.3%
Kingston-upon-Hull, City of 30.0% 341.1 987.1 2.9%
Knowsley 26.5% 336.9 1003.8 2.8%



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