National Statistics

GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics: 2010

Pupil attainment at state-funded schools in the 2009 to 2010 academic year.

Documents

Main text: SFR37/2010

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National and local authority tables: SFR37/2010

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Update to national and local authority tables: SFR37/2010 (final data)

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Underlying data: SFR37/2010

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Pre-release access list: SFR37/2010

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Details

Attainment for GCSE and equivalent results by different pupil characteristics, specifically gender, ethnicity, English as a first language, eligibility for free school meals (FSM), special educational needs (SEN) and Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) at national and local authority level.

Girls continue to outperform boys - 58.6% of girls in the maintained sector achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs compared to 51.1% of boys.

  • Chinese pupils are the highest attaining ethnic group, with 75.1% achieving 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs.
  • 55.2% 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 52.0% of pupils for whom English is not a first language.
  • 30.9% of pupils eligible for FSM achieved 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs, compared to 58.5% of pupils not known to be eligible for FSM.
  • 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 22.6%, compared to 7.3% of pupils with SEN with a statement, and 66.2% of pupils with no identified SEN.
  • Pupils resident in the least deprived areas, as defined by the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI), continue to outperform pupils in the most deprived areas.

Attainment characteristics team

Published 16 December 2010