Schools warned against ‘gaming’ exam league tables

Schools have been warned against “gaming” their league-table ranking by getting pupils to take qualifications that are of low value to them.

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman said good grades were “hollow” if children missed out on a rounded education.

The head of England’s education watchdog criticised too narrow a focus on exam results.

“We should not incentivise apparent success without substance,” Ms Spielman said.