But not everybody is convinced by the rapid growth of league tables
(whose origins date back to the early 2000s) and their impact on university output.
The DfE first removed a select few IGCSEs from the league tables
last year, leading to one private elite school in Birmingham labelling the system a "shambles".
Mr Dunn did however recognise that the university continues to lag behind in international league tables
They might raise an eyebrow about the league tables
but no one has even mentioned it.
But the email showed that Jobcentre staff in Walthamstow, North East London, faced disciplinary action if they did not rise up the league table
The minister said: "These are not league tables
and I note that the motion before us from Plaid Cymru does not oppose the banding system.
Responding to the organisation's Omnibus survey, 32% said no and 14% said they didn't know whether a return to league tables
was a good thing.
Professor Chris Higgins, Durham's vice-chancellor, said: "This latest league table
is recognition for the distinctive research-led and rounded education Durham University and its college system offers some of the most able and motivated students from the UK and around the world.
This decline has occurred under a regime of SAT tests and league tables
However, the city's education chief says the league tables
do not reflect all of the progress schools have made in recent years.
A TEESSIDE independent school has leapt up the league tables
to be ranked eighth best school in the whole country.
Deputy Chief Constable David Warcup said the league tables
were scrapped when he heard about them.