Could results jump in some subjects?
Too much analysis of the multi-academy trust performance measures over-simplifies things
What can we learn from the spread of results?
School funding is likely to be a key issue in the coming election. But how much is spent on schools and other parts of the education system?
There are a few clues, though
An increase in EBacc entries, more pupils taking language GCSEs and the impact of the National Reference test
Covering English, maths, modern foreign languages and more
It’s worth digging under the surface of these latest figures
There is considerable variation in performance, as measured by inspection judgments