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Full Report: Exam league tables released

For yet another year, Middlesbrough is in the ten worst local authorities for GCSE results in the country, according to the Department of Education - and other councils on Teesside weren't far behind.

However, despite its league position, Middlesbrough has improved GCSE grades by nearly eight per cent.

Our education correspondent Dan Ashby visited one school that is helping to improve children's fortunes.

You can watch his full report below.

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GCSE results 2012: Top 10 schools in England

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
  • Lawrence Sheriff School, Warwickshire
  • King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham
  • Skipton Girls' High School, North Yorkshire
  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Trafford
  • Invicta Grammar School, Kent
  • King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford
  • Headington School, Oxford
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Tables reveal thousands of pupils being 'let down'

  • Thousands of teenagers in England are being let down because they are not leaving school with a decent set of GCSE results
  • Less than 40% of their pupils are gaining at least five GCSEs at grade C or higher, including English and maths
  • In addition one in four schools and colleges are not producing any students with top grades in subjects that will help them win a place at a leading university
  • In around 600 schools and colleges no A-level student scored AAB in "facilitating" or preferred subjects