This post is to make available the presentation I am giving to the conference on Building on London's Success, organised by the teaching unions at the Institute of eduction on 8th Feb 2014.
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- Non academies GCSE results grew as fast as sponsored academies, when similar schools are compared
- Academies are far more likely to get their results from GCSE equivalents
- The greater academy use of equivalents is still true even if previously underperforming schools are compared
- Pupils in sponsored academies are less likely to achieve a humanity GCSE. Again this remains true if only similar schools are compared
- Pupils in sponsored academies are less likely to achieve a language GCSE. Again this remains true if only similar schools are compared
- The larger, long established chains perform far worse than other schools Looking only at schools that have been academies for 5 years or more, 4 of the 7 biggest chains have an average GCSE benchmark of 35% or below
- In contrast there has been one huge success educational story and that is the London transformation. All types of students do better in London, but especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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