The complete press release from the DfE can be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/a00202531/secperftables12 and is another fine example of motivational management. The tables themselves can be found at the performance tables portal http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/. You might spot a button marked “download data” which allows you to get all the data in various packages and formats so you can drill and scrutinise to your hearts content.
Much has already been said and spoken about the ebacc and how it is not compulsory curriculum but compulsory data. It is on these pages where the ebacc metric could be used to judge a school’s performance against others. If a school choose not to bother with imposing an ebacc curriculum they can still win, by achieving higher percentages in other metrics. But no matter what data sets you choose to concentrate on there will be someone, some body, some agency, who will beat you up for not prioritising their particular favourite metric.
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