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Secondary league tables 2012: AAB scores in key subjects

This table lists the 227 schools in England where 25% or more of pupils doing A-levels got at least grades AAB in subjects leading universities say they want.

These "facilitating" subjects are: mathematics and further mathematics, English (literature), physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and languages (classical and modern).

Schools are ranked on the percentage of A-level pupils achieving this and then on the percentage of students completing sixth form studies.

Schools marked IND are independent, those marked SEL select their pupils on the basis of academic activity. Schools marked AC are academies. Schools with fewer than 10 pupils are not included.

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School name Local authority What does this mean? A-level students getting AAB in key subjects (%)
Magdalen College School (IND) Oxfordshire 70%
St Paul's Girls' School (IND) Hammersmith and Fulham 70%
Concord College (IND) Shropshire 66%
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet (ACC, SEL) Barnet 65%
The Stephen Perse Foundation (IND) Cambridgeshire 64%
St Paul's School (IND) Richmond upon Thames 63%
Colchester Royal Grammar School (FD, SEL) Essex 63%
The Henrietta Barnett School (VA, SEL) Barnet 61%
Wycombe Abbey School (IND) Buckinghamshire 60%
The Lady Eleanor Holles School (IND) Richmond upon Thames 57%
St Swithun's School (IND) Hampshire 56%
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys (ACC, SEL) Birmingham 54%
Abbey College Cambridge (IND) Cambridgeshire 54%
North London Collegiate School (IND) Harrow 54%
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School (VA, SEL) Bromley 51%
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford (ACC, SEL) Essex 51%
The Cheltenham Ladies' College (IND) Gloucestershire 51%
South Hampstead High School (IND) Camden 50%
Pitsford School (IND) Northamptonshire 50%
The Perse School (IND) Cambridgeshire 49%
Reading School (ACC, SEL) Reading 49%
The Tiffin Girls' School (ACC, SEL) Kingston upon Thames 49%
King Edward VI High School for Girls (IND) Birmingham 49%
City of London School for Girls (IND) City of London 49%
Tonbridge School (IND) Kent 48%
Withington Girls' School (IND) Manchester 48%
Oxford High School GDST (IND) Oxfordshire 48%
Pate's Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Gloucestershire 47%
City of London School (IND) City of London 47%
Sutton Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Sutton 47%
Colchester County High School for Girls (FD, SEL) Essex 47%
Kendrick School (ACC, SEL) Reading 46%
Whitgift School (IND) Croydon 46%
Royal Grammar School (IND) Surrey 45%
Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls (IND) Hertfordshire 45%
Bancrofts School (IND) Redbridge 45%
Twycross House School (IND) Leicestershire 45%
Tiffin School (ACC, SEL) Kingston upon Thames 44%
The Judd School (VA, SEL) Kent 44%
Leicester High School for Girls (IND) Leicester 44%
The Godolphin and Latymer School (IND) Hammersmith and Fulham 44%
University College School (IND) Camden 43%
Merchant Taylors' School (IND) Hertfordshire 43%
Bolton School Boys' Division (IND) Bolton 43%
Badminton School (IND) Bristol, City of 43%
The Manchester Grammar School (IND) Manchester 43%
Highgate School (IND) Haringey 42%
Wilson's School (ACC, SEL) Sutton 42%
Chase Academy (IND) Staffordshire 42%
Dr Challoner's Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 41%
Abingdon School (IND) Oxfordshire 41%
Radley College (IND) Oxfordshire 41%
Nottingham High School (IND) Nottingham 41%
Casterton School (IND) Cumbria 41%
Chelmsford County High School for Girls (ACC, SEL) Essex 41%
Hampton School (IND) Richmond upon Thames 40%
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School (IND) Hertfordshire 40%
Alleyn's School (IND) Southwark 40%
James Allen's Girls' School (IND) Southwark 40%
Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle (IND) Kensington and Chelsea 40%
Headington School (IND) Oxfordshire 40%
Latymer Upper School (IND) Hammersmith and Fulham 39%
Loughborough Grammar School (IND) Leicestershire 39%
Norwich School (IND) Norfolk 39%
Wolverhampton Girls' High School (FD, SEL) Wolverhampton 39%
Bromley High School (IND) Bromley 39%
St Mary's School (IND) Cambridgeshire 39%
Westminster School (IND) Westminster 39%
The Latymer School (VA, SEL) Enfield 38%
St Albans School (IND) Hertfordshire 38%
Bellerbys College (IND) Brighton and Hove 38%
Malvern St James (IND) Worcestershire 38%
Putney High School (IND) Wandsworth 38%
Ashford School (IND) Kent 38%
St Mary's Convent School (IND) Worcestershire 38%
Dame Alice Owen's School (ACC) Hertfordshire 37%
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (ACC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 37%
Croydon High School (IND) Croydon 37%
Derby Grammar School (IND) Derby 37%
Harrow School (IND) Harrow 36%
The Grange School (IND) Cheshire West and Chester 36%
Guildford High School (IND) Surrey 36%
The Queen's School (IND) Cheshire West and Chester 36%
St Francis College (IND) Hertfordshire 36%
Stockport Grammar School (IND) Stockport 35%
Hymers College (IND) Kingston Upon Hull, City of 35%
Ermysted's Grammar School (VA, SEL) North Yorkshire 35%
Caterham School (IND) Surrey 35%
Bosworth Independent College (IND) Northamptonshire 35%
Sidcot School (IND) North Somerset 35%
Colyton Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Devon 34%
Queen Elizabeth's Hospital (IND) Bristol, City of 34%
Notting Hill and Ealing High School (IND) Ealing 34%
St Mary's School (Snr) and St Margaret's School (Prep) (IND) Wiltshire 34%
Bellerbys College Cambridge (IND) Cambridgeshire 34%
St Bees School (IND) Cumbria 34%
Brighton College (IND) Brighton and Hove 33%
Royal Grammar School (IND) Newcastle upon Tyne 33%
Ilford County High School (CY, SEL) Redbridge 33%
Canford School (IND) Poole 33%
Queen Mary's Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Walsall 33%
City of London Freemen's School (IND) Surrey 33%
The Skinners' School (VA, SEL) Kent 33%
St Peter's School (Inc St Olaves and Clifton Pre-Prep) (IND) York 33%
Trinity School (IND) Croydon 33%
Yarm School (IND) Stockton-on-Tees 33%
St Helen and St Katharine (IND) Oxfordshire 33%
King Edward VI School (ACC, SEL) Warwickshire 33%
Portsmouth High School (IND) Portsmouth 33%
Thetford Grammar School (IND) Norfolk 33%
The Swaminarayan School (IND) Brent 33%
Stoodley Knowle School (IND) Torbay 33%
Our Lady of Sion School (IND) West Sussex 33%
Kent College (Canterbury) (IND) Kent 33%
Lancaster Royal Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Lancashire 32%
Sir Roger Manwood's School (ACC, SEL) Kent 32%
Dauntsey's School (IND) Wiltshire 32%
King Edward VI School (IND) Southampton 32%
Kingston Grammar School (IND) Kingston upon Thames 32%
Chigwell School (IND) Essex 32%
Merchant Taylors' Boys' School (IND) Sefton 32%
Loughborough High School (IND) Leicestershire 32%
Norwich High School for Girls GDST (IND) Norfolk 32%
St Mary's School Ascot (IND) Windsor and Maidenhead 32%
Queen Ethelburga's College (IND) North Yorkshire 32%
The Portsmouth Grammar School (IND) Portsmouth 32%
CATS Canterbury (IND) Kent 32%
Eton College (IND) Windsor and Maidenhead 31%
Oundle School (IND) Northamptonshire 31%
Nonsuch High School for Girls (ACC, SEL) Sutton 31%
The King's School Canterbury (IND) Kent 31%
Dr Challoner's High School (ACC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 31%
Wallington County Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Sutton 31%
St Catherine's School (IND) Surrey 31%
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (IND) Wakefield 31%
Wolverhampton Grammar School (IND) Wolverhampton 31%
Central Newcastle High School (IND) Newcastle upon Tyne 31%
Newport Girls' High School (ACC, SEL) Telford and Wrekin 31%
Tormead School (IND) Surrey 31%
Channing School (IND) Haringey 31%
Talbot Heath School (IND) Bournemouth 31%
St Dunstan's College (IND) Lewisham 31%
Aylesbury Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Buckinghamshire 30%
Watford Grammar School for Boys (ACC) Hertfordshire 30%
Clifton College (IND) Bristol, City of 30%
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls (ACC, SEL) Birmingham 30%
Reigate Grammar School (IND) Surrey 30%
Solihull School (IND) Solihull 30%
Leicester Grammar School Trust (IND) Leicestershire 30%
The King's School (IND) Cheshire West and Chester 30%
Durham High School for Girls (IND) County Durham 30%
Old Palace of John Whitgift School (IND) Croydon 30%
Derby High School (IND) Derby 30%
Stonar School (IND) Wiltshire 30%
Dulwich College (IND) Southwark 29%
King Edward VI Five Ways School (ACC, SEL) Birmingham 29%
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (ACC, SEL) Trafford 29%
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (ACC, SEL) Trafford 29%
The King's School (IND) Worcestershire 29%
Woodford County High School (CY, SEL) Redbridge 29%
King Edward's School (IND) Bath and North East Somerset 29%
Bolton School Girls' Division (IND) Bolton 29%
Brampton College (IND) Barnet 29%
The Leys School (IND) Cambridgeshire 29%
Newcastle-under-Lyme School (IND) Staffordshire 29%
Exeter School (IND) Devon 29%
St Albans High School for Girls (IND) Hertfordshire 29%
Queenswood School (IND) Hertfordshire 29%
Merchant Taylors Girls School (IND) Sefton 29%
Birkenhead School (IND) Wirral 29%
Ipswich High School (IND) Suffolk 29%
Brighton and Hove High School (IND) Brighton and Hove 29%
Queen's Gate School (IND) Kensington and Chelsea 29%
Streatham and Clapham High School (IND) Lambeth 29%
Marist Senior School (IND) Windsor and Maidenhead 29%
The Abbey School Reading (IND) Reading 29%
Bedford School (IND) Bedford 29%
Parmiter's School (ACC) Hertfordshire 28%
King Edward VI Handsworth School (ACC, SEL) Birmingham 28%
Eltham College (IND) Bromley 28%
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School (VA, SEL) Slough 28%
Stratford-Upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls (ACC, SEL) Warwickshire 28%
Nottingham Girls' High School GDST (IND) Nottingham 28%
Northwood College (IND) Hillingdon 28%
St Margaret's School (IND) Hertfordshire 28%
Sutton High School (IND) Sutton 28%
Dixons Allerton Academy (AC) Bradford 28%
Watford Grammar School for Girls (ACC) Hertfordshire 27%
Adams' Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Telford and Wrekin 27%
Bradford Grammar School (IND) Bradford 27%
Warwick School (IND) Warwickshire 27%
King Henry VIII School (IND) Coventry 27%
Benenden School (IND) Kent 27%
Roedean School (IND) Brighton and Hove 27%
Gordon's School (VA) Surrey 27%
Wimbledon High School (IND) Merton 27%
Aks Blackpool (IND) Blackpool 27%
Sir William Perkins's School (IND) Surrey 27%
The Grammar School At Leeds (IND) Leeds 26%
Wallington High School for Girls (ACC, SEL) Sutton 26%
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (ACC, SEL) Lancashire 26%
Bristol Grammar School (IND) Bristol, City of 26%
Dean Close School (IND) Gloucestershire 26%
Ripon Grammar School (CY, SEL) North Yorkshire 26%
Queen's College (IND) Somerset 26%
Cambridge Tutors College (IND) Croydon 26%
West Buckland School (IND) Devon 26%
Wellington School (IND) Somerset 26%
Bootham School (IND) York 26%
The John Lyon School (IND) Harrow 26%
Beverley Grammar School (ACC) East Riding of Yorkshire 26%
Queen Margaret's School (IND) North Yorkshire 26%
Luckley-Oakfield School (IND) Wokingham 26%
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys (FD, SEL) Kent 25%
The Blue Coat School (VA, SEL) Liverpool 25%
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School (VA, SEL) Birmingham 25%
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School (VA, SEL) Barnet 25%
Ampleforth College (IND) North Yorkshire 25%
King Edward VI Aston School (ACC, SEL) Birmingham 25%
Churcher's College (IND) Hampshire 25%
Lancing College (IND) West Sussex 25%
Westonbirt School (IND) Gloucestershire 25%
King Alfred School (IND) Barnet 25%
The Royal School (IND) Surrey 25%
Manchester High School for Girls (IND) Manchester 25%
St Helen's School (IND) Hillingdon 25%
Royal High School GDST (IND) Bath and North East Somerset 25%
What do the table headers mean?
A-level students getting AAB in key subjects (%)
The percentage of pupils who got grades AAB or better in "facilitating" subjects outlined by the Russell Group.

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