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How different areas performed in school league tables

There are wide variations in the performance of different areas of England in their schools' exam results in 2009.

The table below shows the 150 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 A/AS-level average points per student and the proportion of half-day sessions lost due to persistent absence (Abs.).

LOCAL AUTHORITIES: RESULTS AND PERSISTENT ABSENCE
Area GCSE A/AS Abs.
Kingston upon Thames 68.2% 714.5 3.5%
Sutton 67.9% 865.5 3.9%
Kensington and Chelsea 66.1% 683.2 5.0%
Buckinghamshire 65.4% 790.1 4.6%
Redbridge 64.5% 725.9 3.6%
Hammersmith and Fulham 64.1% 684.7 5.9%
Trafford 63.3% 832.0 4.6%
Wokingham 63.2% 756.4 4.1%
Bromley 62.6% 718.6 5.4%
Barnet 61.4% 745.4 4.0%
Harrow 60.8% 687.1 5.4%
Bath and North East Somerset 59.9% 694.5 4.7%
Warrington 59.8% 757.9 4.5%
Windsor and Maidenhead 59.7% 712.1 4.3%
Hertfordshire 59.3% 730.9 4.9%
Slough 59.3% 710.2 4.6%
York 59.2% 757.5 5.6%
Bury 58.8% 794.5 5.0%
Surrey 58.8% 720.8 5.0%
North Yorkshire 58.5% 782.2 4.9%
Rutland 58.2% - 4.6%
Havering 58.1% 774.0 4.7%
Gloucestershire 58.0% 766.1 4.6%
Southend on Sea 57.8% 748.5 6.8%
Bexley 57.3% 727.6 5.6%
Cheshire East 57.3% 724.8 5.8%
Brent 57.1% 675.0 4.5%
Shropshire 56.6% 743.1 4.6%
Hounslow 56.6% 700.1 3.6%
Poole 56.5% 718.5 6.7%
Cambridgeshire 56.2% 763.2 5.3%
Lincolnshire 56.1% 772.4 5.2%
Richmond upon Thames 55.7% 699.0 6.1%
Hampshire 55.4% 787.0 5.8%
Wiltshire 55.4% 755.1 5.1%
Stockport 55.2% 736.6 5.7%
West Berkshire 54.9% 787.8 5.0%
Dorset 54.6% 719.4 5.3%
Solihull 54.4% 662.4 5.5%
Ealing 54.0% 724.5 3.8%
Wirral 53.8% 736.8 5.2%
Warwickshire 53.7% 716.8 5.4%
Torbay 53.7% 715.2 6.8%
North Tyneside 53.6% 706.1 5.0%
Lancashire 53.5% 815.2 5.9%
Lambeth 53.5% 590.0 6.4%
Sefton 53.2% 709.4 5.0%
Reading 52.9% 854.2 4.0%
Oxfordshire 52.9% 722.4 5.8%
Westminster 52.8% 638.2 4.5%
Leicestershire 52.6% 717.1 7.5%
East Riding of Yorkshire 52.3% 721.2 6.0%
Gateshead 52.3% 642.7 6.8%
Herefordshire 52.2% 835.3 5.9%
West Sussex 52.2% 697.0 5.4%
Hackney 52.2% 625.4 5.6%
Wandsworth 52.1% 698.8 5.3%
Kent 52.0% 712.8 6.6%
North Somerset 52.0% 701.9 5.5%
Hillingdon 52.0% 687.1 4.4%
Northumberland 51.9% 710.9 6.4%
Croydon 51.9% 688.4 5.9%
Devon 51.8% 712.4 4.7%
Medway 51.7% 698.8 5.1%
Darlington 51.6% 777.7 5.8%
Bournemouth 51.5% 792.4 6.7%
Bracknell Forest 51.3% 700.4 4.7%
Camden 51.1% 693.8 6.5%
Derbyshire 51.0% 759.8 5.3%
Staffordshire 50.8% 707.6 4.5%
East Sussex 50.7% 666.1 6.0%
Cheshire West & Chester 50.6% 765.5 6.4%
Calderdale 50.6% 753.6 6.4%
Enfield 50.4% 670.4 5.2%
Essex 50.2% 759.2 5.8%
Central Bedfordshire 50.0% 741.1 5.2%
Norfolk 50.0% 704.6 6.7%
ENGLAND AVERAGE 50.7% 721.1 5.8%
Cumbria 49.6% 736.4 5.8%
Wakefield 49.3% 748.8 5.2%
Stockton-on-Tees 49.3% 717.6 6.1%
South Gloucestershire 49.2% 677.5 4.1%
Plymouth 49.1% 658.9 5.2%
Somerset 49.0% 732.2 5.2%
Cornwall 48.9% 706.4 4.6%
Northamptonshire 48.9% 660.8 5.9%
Dudley 48.8% 729.7 6.3%
Worcestershire 48.8% 707.7 6.2%
Wigan 48.7% 809.9 4.6%
Suffolk 48.7% 748.0 5.6%
Durham 48.7% 664.1 5.0%
Redcar and Cleveland 48.5% 722.5 6.2%
Hartlepool 48.5% 707.4 5.3%
Bedford 48.1% 697.5 6.4%
Milton Keynes 48.0% 730.0 4.9%
Merton 48.0% 670.0 6.7%
Coventry 47.8% 647.7 7.7%
Rochdale 47.8% 589.6 5.9%
Birmingham 47.7% 724.2 6.0%
Telford and Wrekin 47.7% 706.0 5.3%
South Tyneside 47.7% 647.4 7.0%
Kirklees 47.4% 807.6 6.0%
St Helens 47.4% 729.4 6.8%
Nottinghamshire 47.2% 698.0 6.5%
Rotherham 47.1% 719.3 6.2%
Newham 47.1% 578.9 4.1%
Lewisham 47.0% 647.2 6.0%
Oldham 46.8% 709.9 6.1%
Thurrock 46.6% 643.0 6.4%
Bolton 46.2% 691.0 5.9%
Luton 46.2% 653.6 4.8%
Waltham Forest 46.0% 647.4 5.1%
Southwark 46.0% 572.5 7.3%
Leeds 45.9% 694.0 8.5%
Tower Hamlets 45.8% 631.8 5.4%
Salford 45.8% 625.4 5.0%
North East Lincolnshire 45.7% 690.9 5.7%
Haringey 45.7% 631.8 5.7%
Derby 45.6% 694.6 5.7%
Swindon 45.6% 675.0 4.0%
Tameside 45.5% 722.3 6.4%
North Lincolnshire 45.4% 737.4 4.9%
Sunderland 45.1% 771.1 6.9%
Barking and Dagenham 45.1% 647.2 6.2%
Islington 45.0% 632.7 6.7%
Halton 44.6% 680.8 6.1%
Brighton and Hove 44.5% 727.3 5.7%
Sheffield 44.5% 682.5 7.4%
Leicester 44.4% 685.6 5.5%
Liverpool 44.3% 679.3 8.1%
Walsall 44.0% 638.6 5.5%
Blackburn with Darwen 43.9% 690.6 6.0%
Wolverhampton 43.4% 633.3 6.6%
Greenwich 43.4% 569.7 6.3%
Southampton 43.1% 659.3 9.7%
Doncaster 42.9% 697.4 7.3%
Newcastle upon Tyne 41.9% 735.8 11.0%
Bradford 41.6% 677.6 7.1%
Isle of Wight 41.6% 646.8 8.3%
Nottingham 41.4% 781.3 8.7%
Peterborough 40.6% 656.9 5.5%
Bristol 40.2% 704.2 7.8%
Portsmouth 39.5% 697.8 9.3%
Stoke-on-Trent 39.4% 652.4 7.0%
Barnsley 39.3% 657.6 6.7%
Blackpool 38.7% 781.1 9.0%
Manchester 38.6% 687.4 11.1%
Sandwell 37.5% 617.8 8.7%
Kingston upon Hull 36.9% 743.2 10.1%
Middlesbrough 36.9% 666.1 8.8%
Knowsley 33.5% 541.1 9.3%


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