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School league tables: More schools fail to make grade

The number of under-performing state secondary schools in England has more than doubled in a year following changes made to the way they are assessed.

League tables show 330 schools failed to reach the benchmark of 40% of pupils getting five good GCSEs including maths and English, up from 154 last year.

It comes after ministers toughened exams and excluded re-sits and some vocational qualifications from performance tables.

Alex Forsyth reports.

  • 29 Jan 2015
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