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.).
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