Interim KS5 minimum standards

This document sets out the minimum standard measure applied to all schools and colleges for 16- to 18-year-olds.



The interim minimum standards for the 2014 to 2015 academic year cover all schools and colleges for 16- to 18-year-olds. Schools’ and colleges’ performance in A levels, other academic and vocational qualifications taken at level 3 (the same level as an A level) are used to identify poor performance. By establishing separate measures for performance in academic and vocational qualifications, comparing like with like, we are able to build a clear picture of how institutions are performing in different areas of their level 3 provision.

Standards that will apply to the 2015 to 2016 academic year will be based on progress measures. Information on these will be provided in due course.