Statistics - national statistics

Interim results for key stage 2 and 3 national curriculum assessments in England: academic year 2010 to 2011

This statistical first release (SFR) provides national, regional and local statistics on the achievements of eligible pupils (typically 11- and 14-year-olds) in the 2011 national curriculum tests and teacher assessments at key stage 2 (KS2) and key stage 3 (KS3).

Documents

Pre-release access list: SFR18/2011

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Main text: SFR18/2011

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Main tables: SFR18/2011

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Underlying data: SFR18/2011

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR18/2011

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 02 August 2011

Coverage status: Provisional

Publication Status: Published

National curriculum tests provide a snapshot of attainment at the end of key stage 2. Teacher assessment is the teachers’ judgement of pupils’ performance in the whole subject over the whole key stage programme of study.

The SFR contains statistics that were previously published separately in the academic year 2009 to 2010, on KS2 attainment of pupils in science. Science tests are only administered for a nationally representative sample of pupils at the end of key stage 2. This is used to monitor national standards in science, it is not designed to produce regional or local level statistics.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) undertakes the delivery of statutory tests at the end at Key Stage 2 and national data collection of Key Stages 2 and 3 teacher assessment and test results.

These statistics will be revised in late 2011.

Key Points

The percentages of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in the 2011 Key Stage 2 tests by subject are as follows:

  • English 81% (86% for girls, 77% for boys)
  • Reading 84% (87% for girls, 80% for boys)
  • Writing 75% (81% for girls, 68% for boys)
  • Mathematics 80% (80% for girls, 80% for boys).

The percentages of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the 2011 key stage 2 science sampling tests are as follows:

  • Boys & girls 84% (95% confidence interval: 83%, 85%)
  • Boys 83% (95% confidence interval: 82%, 84%)
  • Girls 85% (95% confidence interval: 84%, 86%)

The percentages of pupils achieving Level 5 in the 2011 Key Stage 2 tests by subject are as follows:

  • English 29% (35% for girls, 23% for boys)
  • Reading 42% (48% for girls, 37% for boys)
  • Writing 20% (25% for girls, 15% for boys)
  • Mathematics 35% (33% for girls, 37% for boys).

The percentages of pupils achieving Level 5 in the 2011 Key Stage 2 science sampling tests are as follows:

  • Boys & girls 36% (95 per cent confidence interval: 34%, 37%)
  • Boys 35% (95 per cent confidence interval: 36%, 37%)
  • Girls 38% (95 per cent confidence interval: 36%, 39%)

The percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the 2011 Key Stage 2 teacher assessments by subject are as follows:

  • English 81% (86% for girls, 77% for boys)
  • Mathematics 82% (82% for girls, 81% for boys)
  • Science 85% (86% for girls, 83% for boys).

The percentage of pupils achieving level 5 or above in the 2011 Key Stage 3 teacher assessments by subject are as follows:

  • English 82% (88% for girls, 76% for boys)
  • Mathematics 81% (82% for girls, 80% for boys)
  • Science 83% (85% for girls, 81% for boys).

On 3 August 2011 a small issue was identified with some key stage 2 & 3 local authority figures arising from a small number of schools converting to academy status on 1 July 2011. Amended tables and underlying data were published on 5 August 2011. At key stage 2 no local authority figure was affected by more than a percentage point.

Adam Hatton - Attainment Statistics Team

Attainment.STATISTICS@education.gsi.gov.uk

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