For readers with an interest in education, I've added a league table of Thanet's secondary schools from today's results on the BBC website. In today's Daily Mail, I also see the Marlowe academy receives a mention.
The CVA column (A/AS) is a statistical measure of pupils' progress between leaving primary school and finishing Key Stage 4 (age 16), in comparison to other children from similar backgrounds. Higher numbers indicate better progress.
The really significant column is the English Bacc,(baccalaureate) which has been mandated by the new Government and ranks schools by the proportion of pupils who pass GCSEs in the five specified subjects required at 16 for a broad academic vocation; i.e English, Maths etc rather than the 'softer' vocational subjects which have arguably skewed the league table results under the former Labour government. This is very unpopular with comprehensive headteachers and a glance at the tables probably explains why.
The full list of A-C, GCSE results in alphabetical order, where Dane Court and Clarendon House come out top and that you will also find Michael Child 'Blogging' on are:
Charles Dickens Broadstairs 28%
Chatham House Ramsgate 94%
Clarendon House Ramsgate 97%
Dane Court Broadstairs 97%
Ellington and Hereson Ramsgate 32%
Hartsdown Tech College Margate 43%
King Ethelbert Birchington 34%
Marlowe Academy Ramsgate 14%
St George's Broadstairs 41%
St Lawrence College Ramsgate 75%
Ursuline College Westgate-on-Sea 57%
As an afterthought, I've included 2008's GCSE tables for comparison. You'll find these on this weblog under "tables" in the search box.
Chatham House Grammar School for Boys (SEL) 96%
Clarendon House Grammar School (SEL) 96%
Dane Court Grammar School (SEL) 96%
Ursuline College 48%
Ellington School for Girls 30%
The Charles Dickens School 29%
The Hereson School 20%
St George's Church of England Foundation School 18%
Hartsdown Technology College 16%
King Ethelbert School 11%
The Marlowe Academy 7%