- 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
Anti-austerity campaigners say it proves cuts have gone too far "when even David Cameron’s mum has had enough".
The health watchdog has issued new guidance on staying safe in the sun.
The Premier League have announced their new branding for the 2016/17 season, which won't be sponsored.