This statistical first release (SFR) provides updated information on the overall achievements of young people in GCSE examinations and other accredited qualifications in the academic year 2009 to 2010.
Reference Id: SFR01/2011
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Underlying Statistical data
Local Authority data: LAD data
Release Date: 12 January 2011
Coverage status: Final/Provisional
Publication Status: Published
The information is taken from data collated for the 2010 secondary school performance tables, which has been checked by schools. The results shown in this SFR are based on pupils reaching the end of key stage 4, typically those starting the academic year aged 15.
Two new indicators are included in this publication: the percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate and the percentage of pupils achieving GCSE English and maths at grade A* to C.
Accredited iGCSEs are included in the figures for the first time in 2010 as equivalent to GCSEs, and have been counted towards the new indicators mentioned above as well as existing measures. The impact of their inclusion has been shown in the tables where appropriate.
The SFR includes national figures in tables 1 to 15, local authority figures in tables 16 and 17. Urban and rural classifications and local authority districts are in tables 18 and 19.
- 53.4% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A*-C or the equivalent, including English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs, an increase of 3.6 percentage points from 2008/09 (Table 1, Chart 1). The inclusion of accredited iGCSEs into this measure does not make a difference when reported to one decimal place.
- 75.4 per cent achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or the equivalent, an increase of 5.4 percentage points from 2008/09 (Table 1, Chart 1). When iGCSEs are excluded, the proportion falls slightly to 75.3%.
- 55.2% in maintained schools achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or the equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs, an increase of 4.5 percentage points from 2008 to 2009 (table 1).
- 15.6%t achieved the English Baccalaureate in 2009 to 2010.
- 22.0% of pupils were entered for subjects that covered all the components parts of the English Baccalaureate (table 1b).
- 53.8% achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades A* to C. 91.1% of pupils were entered for both English and mathematics GCSE or accredited iGCSE (table 1b).
- 54.8% in urban maintained schools achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or the equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs, an increase of 4.5 percentage points from 2008 to 2009. Similar to last year, maintained schools in urban areas were outperformed by those in rural areas: 58.9% in ‘rural areas - town and fringe’, 59.1% in ‘rural areas - village’ and 57.7 percent in ‘rural areas - hamlet & isolated dwelling’ (table 18).