Vivienne Durham: Use league tables as one indicator of many
As you may be aware, there are also different versions of the annual league tables: for example, some league tables provide comparative data, others offer correlation between the International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-level performance.
Schools with very few pupils can be disproportionately affected in certain league tables by exceptional results by one or two students.
The DfE provides annual statistics for all maintained schools. The Independent Schools Council (ISC) collates data, including examination results, on schools in the independent sector. ISC examination statistics are regularly updated after the initial publication every August, to incorporate GCSE or A-level re-marks.