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Regional picture: GCSE results 2012

The map and table below show how different local authorities compare on the key benchmark of the percentage of pupils achieving five good GCSEs. The national average is 59.4%.

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Local authority What does this mean? Pupils with five good GCSEs What does this mean? Pupils' average points
Kensington and Chelsea 79.6% 584.3
Sutton 75.9% 533.4
Trafford 72.4% 520.0
Redbridge 70.6% 481.5
Kingston upon Thames 70.1% 496.4
Westminster 69.9% 488.5
Buckinghamshire 69.7% 493.8
Barnet 69.2% 485.9
Bromley 68.9% 508.4
Slough 66.1% 498.4
Hertfordshire 65.8% 482.8
North Yorkshire 65.6% 506.1
Wokingham 65.6% 471.7
Hammersmith and Fulham 65.6% 460.9
Wirral 65.4% 476.1
Stockport 65.0% 492.0
Bexley 64.9% 505.6
Surrey 64.2% 481.3
Wigan 64.2% 474.8
Harrow 63.6% 473.3
Windsor and Maidenhead 63.5% 507.5
Warwickshire 63.1% 509.1
Greenwich 63.1% 489.2
Bury 63.0% 478.0
Warrington 62.9% 460.1
Lambeth 62.8% 488.7
Solihull 62.7% 541.4
York 62.7% 524.7
Sunderland 62.6% 532.1
Richmond upon Thames 62.6% 469.5
County Durham 62.5% 549.6
Gloucestershire 62.3% 464.8
Darlington 62.2% 525.3
Croydon 62.2% 508.1
Lincolnshire 62.1% 500.5
Kirklees 62.0% 504.8
North Tyneside 61.9% 512.4
Cheshire East 61.9% 504.1
Newham 61.9% 450.5
Southend-on-Sea 61.8% 504.3
Hounslow 61.8% 483.9
Tower Hamlets 61.8% 474.3
Havering 61.5% 462.6
Bracknell Forest 61.4% 494.2
Telford and Wrekin 61.3% 515.1
Medway 61.2% 528.6
Kent 61.2% 496.6
North East Lincolnshire 61.1% 511.4
Calderdale 61.1% 502.2
Hillingdon 61.0% 496.1
Reading 60.7% 497.8
Worcestershire 60.7% 468.8
Bournemouth 60.7% 463.5
Gateshead 60.6% 530.8
Nottinghamshire 60.6% 500.8
Torbay 60.5% 484.6
Bolton 60.2% 472.0
Hackney 60.2% 441.7
Birmingham 60.1% 516.5
Rotherham 60.0% 496.9
Lancashire 59.9% 483.5
Cheshire West and Chester 59.8% 466.2
National (all schools) 59.4% 472.0
Wakefield 59.3% 552.0
Wiltshire 59.3% 454.3
Thurrock 59.2% 528.5
Merton 59.1% 475.5
Halton 59.0% 488.4
Camden 59.0% 438.5
Essex 58.9% 478.8
North Somerset 58.8% 493.9
Southwark 58.8% 487.6
National averages 58.8% 481.1
Poole 58.8% 470.2
Coventry 58.7% 519.8
Staffordshire 58.7% 487.7
Brent 58.7% 438.8
Barking and Dagenham 58.6% 465.9
Shropshire 58.6% 465.2
Haringey 58.6% 414.3
Milton Keynes 58.5% 509.8
Sefton 58.5% 466.3
Hampshire 58.5% 465.9
Devon 58.5% 455.7
Wandsworth 58.3% 486.7
South Tyneside 58.2% 577.6
Northumberland 58.2% 494.2
East Sussex 58.2% 469.0
Oxfordshire 57.9% 452.4
Luton 57.7% 508.4
Ealing 57.7% 466.3
Central Bedfordshire 57.6% 477.9
Plymouth 57.5% 479.8
West Sussex 57.5% 455.8
Cambridgeshire 57.5% 452.2
Bath and North East Somerset 57.5% 444.1
East Riding of Yorkshire 57.4% 489.4
Derbyshire 57.2% 470.5
West Berkshire 57.2% 455.5
Derby 57.1% 497.2
Blackburn with Darwen 57.0% 427.5
Leicestershire 56.9% 460.5
Tameside 56.8% 499.3
Liverpool 56.8% 466.6
Wolverhampton 56.7% 488.6
Herefordshire, County of 56.5% 486.2
Somerset 56.5% 482.1
South Gloucestershire 56.4% 474.5
Brighton and Hove 56.4% 449.0
North Lincolnshire 56.3% 518.1
Northamptonshire 56.2% 463.0
Dudley 56.1% 479.9
Cumbria 56.1% 461.1
Walsall 55.9% 496.5
Oldham 55.9% 489.8
Newcastle upon Tyne 55.8% 517.6
Sheffield 55.6% 464.5
Norfolk 55.6% 442.1
Lewisham 55.6% 417.2
Rutland 55.5% 479.7
Enfield 55.5% 453.0
Cornwall 55.4% 481.3
St. Helens 55.1% 480.0
Leeds 55.0% 497.2
Redcar and Cleveland 55.0% 486.7
Doncaster 54.7% 519.3
Southampton 54.4% 469.4
Stockton-on-Tees 54.3% 507.0
Dorset 54.1% 464.3
Sandwell 53.8% 509.8
Islington 53.6% 467.8
Bedford 53.4% 479.7
Manchester 53.2% 464.6
Swindon 52.7% 476.0
Waltham Forest 52.6% 434.7
Bradford 52.4% 470.0
Portsmouth 52.4% 448.0
Salford 52.0% 514.0
Rochdale 52.0% 450.8
Stoke-on-Trent 51.8% 499.1
Bristol, City of 51.6% 450.3
Leicester 51.5% 470.9
Suffolk 50.5% 446.7
Nottingham 49.6% 457.7
Peterborough 49.3% 467.8
Hartlepool 48.8% 452.8
Blackpool 47.9% 451.0
Kingston Upon Hull, City of 47.8% 509.6
Middlesbrough 47.6% 466.2
Barnsley 45.3% 451.6
Isle of Wight 44.5% 425.2
Knowsley 40.9% 388.4
What do the table headers mean?
Average point score
The average number of points netted per pupil at the institution taking AS/A-level or equivalent qualifications
Pupils with five good GCSEs
The percentage of pupils getting grades A*-C in five GCSE - or equivalent qualifications - including maths and English

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