These are the top 10 schools in England for A/As Level ranked by the average points score per student. For example, an A-level grade A* scores 300 points, an A scores 270 points, a B scores 240 points, a C scores 210.
Colchester Royal Grammar School, Essex
King's College School, Merton
Sevenoaks School, Kent
Adcote School for Girls, Shropshire
King Edward VI Grammar School, Essex
Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Trafford
The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Richmond-Upon-Thames
King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham
100% of pupils at the following schools in England had pupils with five good GCSEs (five A*-C passes). The average GCSE point score per pupil ranges from 816.3 at Colyton Grammar School to 684.1 in the tenth ranked school in Headington.
Colyton Grammar School, Devon
The Rochester Grammar School, Medway
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham
The Government recognises the importance of a highly skilled workforce and that is why despite the tough economic climate we are continuing to invest in improving skills and knowledge.
More people than ever before will benefit from higher education in 2012.Our reforms put university funding on to a sustainable footing. We estimate that the cash going to universities could rise to £11 billion by 2014-15, which is an increase of 10%.
It's important that employers and the higher education sector work together to identify the skills graduates need for the future and work together to address these.
– UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
A study conducted by the Institute for Public Policy Research, also found that there are still great personal benefits from gaining higher level qualifications.
A graduate can expect to earn £98,000 more over a lifetime compared to someone with two or more A-levels - known as a "graduate premium".
After tuition fees treble to a maximum of £9,000 this autumn, this premium will fall slightly, although a graduate will still earn between £79,500 and £86,000 more over a working lifetime, depending on the level of fees they paid.
We have seen that the attainment of higher-level qualifications provides a significant boost to the UK economy, with the Exchequer gaining an additional £180,000 from a graduate over their working lifetime compared to an individual with A-levels.