WHAT are the relative chances of your pupils doing well at GCSE this year? A GCSE A* pass is an evens bet for pupils taking Greek, but is an 84 to 1 shot for those following a social science syllabus. And, if more than half of your school's
double-science pupils have been getting a C or better, they are slightly ahead of the national average.
A national table of passes in each subject category and at each grade over the past seven years has been compiled for Internet users b Somerset teacher Brian Stubbs. Brian works at Sexey's School and combines his teaching with statistical consultancy work with individual schools and local authorities. His student performance analysis site, at www.bstubbs.co.uk, has many useful items, including a reading list and a set of Internet links. The GCSE results table is at
Readers can e-mail suggestions on future Internet Insights to Sam Saunders at J.P.Saunders@leeds.ac.uk