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GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics in England: 2010 to 2011

This statistical first release (SFR) provides information from the year 2010 to 2011 on attainment for GCSE and equivalent results by different pupil characteristics - specifically gender, ethnicity, eligibility for free school meals (FSM), special educational needs (SEN) and English as a first language.

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Main text: SFR03/2012

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National and local authority tables: SFR03/2012

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Pupil residency and school location based tables: SFR03/2012

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Underlying data: SFR03/2012

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Pre-release access list: SFR03/2012

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Detail

Reference ID: SFR03/2012

Publication type: Statistical first release

Publication data: Local authority data

Local authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release date: 09 February 2012

Coverage status: Final

Publication status: Published

This SFR provides information from the year 2010 to 2011 (using revised data) on attainment for GCSE and equivalent results for pupils attending maintained schools (including CTCs and academies) by different pupil characteristics - specifically gender, ethnicity, English as a first language, eligibility for free school meals (FSM) and special educational needs (SEN) at national and local authority level.

The release shows that:

  • 58.2% achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs (an increase of 3.0 percentage points from the year 2009 to 2010).

  • Girls continue to outperform boys: 61.9% of girls achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs compared with 54.6% of boys.

  • Chinese pupils are the highest attaining ethnic group, with 78.5% achieving 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs.

  • 58.5% of pupils whose first language is English achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs, compared to 55.8% of pupils for whom English is not a first language.

  • 34.6% of pupils eligible for FSM achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs, compared to 62.0% of all other pupils.

  • 33.8% of disadvantaged pupils (pupils eligible for FSM or looked-after children) achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs, compared to 62.3% of all other pupils.

  • The proportion of pupils with SEN without a statement achieving achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs is 24.7% , compared to 8.5% of pupils with SEN with a statement, and 69.5% of pupils with no identified SEN.

Please note: Tables showing attainment by area of pupil residence and attainment by area of school location were added on 7 March 2012, alongside the underlying data for all tables in this SFR.

Karen Attew
0207 7838455

attainment.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk

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