Statistics - national statistics

GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics in England: 2011 to 2012

This release provides information on attainment for GCSE and equivalent results by different pupil characteristics for the academic year 2011 to 2012.

Documents

Main text: SFR04/2013

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National and local authority tables: SFR04/2013

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Pupil residency and school location based tables: SFR04/2013

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Underlying data: SFR04/2013

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Pre-release access list: SFR02/2013, SFR04/2013, SFR05/2013

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Detail

Reference ID: SFR04/2013

Publication type: Statistical first release

Publication data: Local authority data

Local authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release date: 24 January 2013

Coverage status: Final

Publication status: Published

This statistical first release (SFR) provides revised information on GCSE and equivalent attainment for pupils attending state-funded schools in England the academic year 2011 to 2012, broken down by different pupil characteristics, specifically gender, ethnicity, eligibility for free school meals (FSM), disadvantage, special educational needs (SEN) and English as a first language.

The key points from this release are:

  • Girls continue to outperform boys at all the main attainment indicators at key stage 4.
  • Chinese pupils remain the highest-attaining ethnic group. Pupils of any black background remain the lowest-attaining ethnic group although the percentage making expected progress is above the national average.
  • Pupils eligible for free school meals, pupils whose first language is other than English and pupils with special educational needs continue to perform less well than their peers.

Karen Attew
0207 7838455

attainment.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk

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