Our schools comparison tool shows several metrics relating to school performance. The first is each school’s latest Ofsted rating, which ranks it either outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.
It also includes the proportion of pupils getting AAB, with two facilitating subjects. Facilitating A-levels are ones that are commonly needed for entry to leading universities. They include the sciences, maths, geography, history, English and languages.
The average point score tells you the average points that students achieved per A-level entry. The maximum possible average would be 60 – equivalent to an A*.
Finally, the Value Added measure indicates the improvement students make between GCSE and A-level. Positive scores indicate that pupils make better progress than those at other schools with similar prior academic achievement.
Note: Schools may not have data in the tables for several reasons, including: small numbers of pupils (which risks an individual pupil’s results being identified); investigations into maladministration of tests; or for other reasons beyond the school’s control.
Many independent and state schools score zero (or very low scores) if they enter all or most pupils for alternative qualifications that are not accredited by the Government. The table in the article uses the most up-to-date Ofsted data, which was released in September. It may well be that subsequent revisions are not yet reflected in nationwide Ofsted data. We update the table periodically as soon as Ofsted releases national revisions.