Three interesting league tables from this year’s UK GCSE results

Ami Sedghi and George Arnett:

According to the latest GCSEs results tables, published by the Department of Education on Thursday, the number of English schools failing on GCSE targets has doubled in a year.

The complete tables, released by the DfE, show key stage 4 and key stage 5 results by school. We’ve taken a look at the dataset and pulled out some interesting tables which you can find below.

Best and worst local authorities for GCSE results

The Guardian’s education editor, Richard Adams writes today: