The following article by Pat Moores, director and co-founder of UK Education Guide first appeared in The Standard, Hong Kong and is reproduced here by permission of the Features Editor:

As anyone who works in pupil recruitment knows, school rankings are referenced by many Hong Kong families who believe that they provide the best guide to assessing UK boarding schools. In this article, we look at why this might be a flawed approach. Major rankings referenced by many parents are devised predominantly from public exam results.

Of course, academic success in GCSE, A-Level and IB exams is very important, but it is important to look behind these figures.

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