- Last year nearly two-thirds (65%) around 65,000 students, gained a Level 5 in English and Maths in national curriculum tests but did not get an A* or A grade in these subjects at GCSE.
- Just over a quarter of these students, around 27,000, did not get a grade B in English and maths at GCSE.
- Last year, in a fifth of the 1,649 11 to 18-year-olds not one student gained a minimum of two A grades and a B in at least two subjects preferred by leading Russell Group universities.
More top news
David Cameron will promise to build 200,000 affordable new homes to transform young people from "generation rent to generation buy".
A vulnerable man who accused Leon Brittan of sexual abuse has claimed he was encouraged to make the allegations by campaigners.
Heavy downpours have triggered flash floods in Yorkshire.