Record A-level results shoot Bradford up schools league table

Bradford has shot up the national school league tables for A-level results after record grades were achieved last summer, figures published today show.

The district rose 19 places to 103rd out of 150 local authorities but failed to improve its position in national GCSE results league tables.

Bradford was again ranked 144 out of 151 local authorities with 47.5 per cent of pupils achieving the Government’s benchmark of at least five A* to C grades, including English and maths, up 3.1 per cent from last year.

The Girls’ Grammar School, Bradford, was the district’s top performing school at GCSE followed by Bradford Grammar School and Dixons City Academy.

Heckmondwike Grammar School was ranked as the 12th best state school for A-level results with Skipton Girls’ High School, St Mary’s School in Menston, Dixons City Academy and Ilkley Grammar also in the top 200.

University Academy Keighley, Bradford College, Belle Vue Boys and Tong High School were all ranked among the bottom 200 state schools and colleges for A-level results.

Tong HIgh School was again named among the country’s 200 most improved schools after the proportion of pupils gaining five GCSEs improved consecutively over the last four years.

Follow the link below to see a table of the schools in the district, and you can also go to the information pages and follow the link to see more about schools.

You can see a special report and analysis of the results in Friday's T&A

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10:46am Thu 26 Jan 12

Albion. says...

The headline looked impressive until you read the report.
The headline looked impressive until you read the report. Albion.

10:52am Thu 26 Jan 12

Joedavid says...

Is it really 47.5% of all pupils OR 47.5% of pupils who sat the exams?
If the later how many sat the exam?
Is it really 47.5% of all pupils OR 47.5% of pupils who sat the exams? If the later how many sat the exam? Joedavid

10:59am Thu 26 Jan 12

justjustice says...

I wonder what the figures would look like if you took the private schools' results out?! You could probably bet a big drop.
I wonder what the figures would look like if you took the private schools' results out?! You could probably bet a big drop. justjustice

11:16am Thu 26 Jan 12

Farsley Bantam says...

Albion. wrote:
The headline looked impressive until you read the report.
Yes the headline is a bit misleading. It should have read:
BRADFORD A LEVEL RESULTS NOT AS SH1T AS LAST YEAR BUT STILL PRETTY SH1T
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: The headline looked impressive until you read the report.[/p][/quote]Yes the headline is a bit misleading. It should have read: BRADFORD A LEVEL RESULTS NOT AS SH1T AS LAST YEAR BUT STILL PRETTY SH1T Farsley Bantam

11:48am Thu 26 Jan 12

Old Dave says...

Just watch the results nationwide drop in acouple of years time when you cannot have Btec courses counting as multiple GCSEs!!! It will kill many inner city schools that push maths, english, then one Btec worth 4 GCSEs! The Ebac requiring Maths, Eng lang, 2 sciences, a language and a humanity will come in and this will be carnage!!!
Just watch the results nationwide drop in acouple of years time when you cannot have Btec courses counting as multiple GCSEs!!! It will kill many inner city schools that push maths, english, then one Btec worth 4 GCSEs! The Ebac requiring Maths, Eng lang, 2 sciences, a language and a humanity will come in and this will be carnage!!! Old Dave

12:45pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Apollo says...

Old Dave wrote:
Just watch the results nationwide drop in acouple of years time when you cannot have Btec courses counting as multiple GCSEs!!! It will kill many inner city schools that push maths, english, then one Btec worth 4 GCSEs! The Ebac requiring Maths, Eng lang, 2 sciences, a language and a humanity will come in and this will be carnage!!!
But that will be for GCSEs and not for A Levels which is the point of this story.

As others have said the headline is misleading - 144 out of 151 and then only as a result of including Grammar and Dixons is nothing to be proud of.

Heckmondwike is hardy Bradford unless you really are grasping at straws.
[quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: Just watch the results nationwide drop in acouple of years time when you cannot have Btec courses counting as multiple GCSEs!!! It will kill many inner city schools that push maths, english, then one Btec worth 4 GCSEs! The Ebac requiring Maths, Eng lang, 2 sciences, a language and a humanity will come in and this will be carnage!!![/p][/quote]But that will be for GCSEs and not for A Levels which is the point of this story. As others have said the headline is misleading - 144 out of 151 and then only as a result of including Grammar and Dixons is nothing to be proud of. Heckmondwike is hardy Bradford unless you really are grasping at straws. Apollo

3:11pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

It's the same schools who are reaching the better levels and the others who are getting nowhere. Wait until next year when the Btec courses have been counted as multiple GCSEs' are to disappear then we will see the real teaching skills in Bradford and just how hard the other schools work to get their good results.
It's the same schools who are reaching the better levels and the others who are getting nowhere. Wait until next year when the Btec courses have been counted as multiple GCSEs' are to disappear then we will see the real teaching skills in Bradford and just how hard the other schools work to get their good results. Yorkshire Lass

3:36pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Pointless stats. Todays kids can't even converse, thick as two short uns and getting worse. End of.
Pointless stats. Todays kids can't even converse, thick as two short uns and getting worse. End of. Prisoner Cell Block A

4:13pm Thu 26 Jan 12

webess says...

Albion. wrote:
The headline looked impressive until you read the report.
How many A lavels have you got?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: The headline looked impressive until you read the report.[/p][/quote]How many A lavels have you got? webess

4:23pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Albion. says...

webess wrote:
Albion. wrote:
The headline looked impressive until you read the report.
How many A lavels have you got?
"A lavels"?
[quote][p][bold]webess[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: The headline looked impressive until you read the report.[/p][/quote]How many A lavels have you got?[/p][/quote]"A lavels"? Albion.

6:22pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Patrick Bateman says...

Albion. wrote:
webess wrote:
Albion. wrote:
The headline looked impressive until you read the report.
How many A lavels have you got?
"A lavels"?
*snigger*
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]webess[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: The headline looked impressive until you read the report.[/p][/quote]How many A lavels have you got?[/p][/quote]"A lavels"?[/p][/quote]*snigger* Patrick Bateman

6:35pm Thu 26 Jan 12

bradlad1 says...

none of this is suprising, my daughter has just started her gcse's and receives no homework from school whatsoever. What else can they expect, i have contacted the school and have asked the school to give her homework and they still dont. The school in question is Tong and its no suprise that their results are so poor !
none of this is suprising, my daughter has just started her gcse's and receives no homework from school whatsoever. What else can they expect, i have contacted the school and have asked the school to give her homework and they still dont. The school in question is Tong and its no suprise that their results are so poor ! bradlad1

6:40pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Colin Allcars says...

Pity they don't break down the languages that the children are taking. If the child speaks Polish at home, I'd expect an A at school.
I can remember kids of eastern European parents taking GCSE's when i was at school, the standard needed for an A was a doddle for them. they didn't get anything like that in French!
Be interesting to see what subjects are being taken at those secretive muslim schools
Pity they don't break down the languages that the children are taking. If the child speaks Polish at home, I'd expect an A at school. I can remember kids of eastern European parents taking GCSE's when i was at school, the standard needed for an A was a doddle for them. they didn't get anything like that in French! Be interesting to see what subjects are being taken at those secretive muslim schools Colin Allcars

6:48pm Thu 26 Jan 12

bradlad1 says...

errr..... colin, maybe you should visit some of the muslim schools, they have a requirement to teach the syllabus , so science , maths, english is all compulsory. Nothing is secretive and you should look at the results of the catholic schools to see that most faith schools do well
errr..... colin, maybe you should visit some of the muslim schools, they have a requirement to teach the syllabus , so science , maths, english is all compulsory. Nothing is secretive and you should look at the results of the catholic schools to see that most faith schools do well bradlad1

8:45am Fri 27 Jan 12

windymiller says...

Maybe the results are better this year but what would the results look like if airey fairy subjects were taken out and only real subjects counted? I have people telling me they have A Levels but when you see the subjects they passed I ask my self why are subjects being taught that have no use in employment. Is it that they are used to boost figures?
Maybe the results are better this year but what would the results look like if airey fairy subjects were taken out and only real subjects counted? I have people telling me they have A Levels but when you see the subjects they passed I ask my self why are subjects being taught that have no use in employment. Is it that they are used to boost figures? windymiller

3:46pm Fri 27 Jan 12

P.I.M.P.S says...

bradlad1 wrote:
none of this is suprising, my daughter has just started her gcse's and receives no homework from school whatsoever. What else can they expect, i have contacted the school and have asked the school to give her homework and they still dont. The school in question is Tong and its no suprise that their results are so poor !
I know it's not Bradford, but I'm having the same trouble with a Huddersfield School, NO HOMEWORK!!

Asked the teacher for some, teacher said I don't have time and can't bothered to mark it!!!
[quote][p][bold]bradlad1[/bold] wrote: none of this is suprising, my daughter has just started her gcse's and receives no homework from school whatsoever. What else can they expect, i have contacted the school and have asked the school to give her homework and they still dont. The school in question is Tong and its no suprise that their results are so poor ![/p][/quote]I know it's not Bradford, but I'm having the same trouble with a Huddersfield School, NO HOMEWORK!! Asked the teacher for some, teacher said I don't have time and can't bothered to mark it!!! P.I.M.P.S

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