It is important to understand how well English education performs in comparison to other countries. In the most recent international league tables (PISA 2009), pupil performance differs considerably, and Alan Smithers explains the differences and highlights some underlying consistencies.
A report produced by the University of Buckingham comparing the admissions systems of schools in different countries. The report looks at the structures and admissions policies in lower and upper education across a variety of schools in 30 OECD countries.
An extensive evaluation of five years of Open Access at The Belvedere School, Liverpool, which shows that under the scheme the school has not only achieved its best ever results at GCSE, but has also become more representative of its local area, with the social mix of the intake now reflecting the Merseyside population.