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Thursday, 19 August 2010

A Level Results Day - 2010

Congratulations to all those celebrating their results today. For the 28th year in a row, results were the best ever. It was also the first year that the A* grade became available.

Results Facts - 2010

- This year has been the most competitive year with a 10% rise in applications.
- 27% of entries were at A* or A
- Around 180,000 students were without a place at a university
- There are fewer "clearing" places available than ever
- 8% of grades were awarded the coveted top A* grade
- Girls (once again) beat boys
- The overall pass rate (grades at A* - E) was at 97.5%

How did the top UK Schools perform?

This is surprisingly difficult to answer as many of the top private schools now choose to keep away from releasing their results data. Eventually, most will release basic data such as the percentage achieving A + B grades. This will probably take weeks and I will give you an update when this happens.

However some have released figures in a matter of hours. So far I could only find Tonbridge School, their results can be found here.

GCSE results next week!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

It really doesn't matter...

...what school you go to, what grade you got, who you are, where you're from, how rich/poor you are. It really doesn't matter.

Recently, I became worried that my blog was becoming too focused in "elite" schools in the UK and although it was completely unintentional, I made it seem that if you don't go to one of these schools, it made you somehow of an outcast.

This is all completely wrong.

In my view, it really doesn't matter at all! If you, your son/daughter doesn't go to one of these schools, does it make him/her anymore different than his/her counterparts? nope!

Everyone has their own destiny and at the end of the day, do what makes you happy. Life is so short, sometimes we forget to be happy.

Every school, no matter how famous or not it is, is still a school. We must remember that not everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of an education. The bare fact that we can get an education makes us lucky.

Good. I just wanted to get that out of the way. It was bugging me all day.

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