Reference Id: SFR04/2011
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 31 March 2011
Coverage status: Provisional
Publication Status: Published
Statistics on level 2 and 3 attainment by age 19 are published as level 2 and 3 attainment by young people in England measured using matched administrative data: attainment by age 19 in 2010 (provisional) and include data from England covering overall level 2 and 3 attainment by age, cohort, qualification type and institution type, as well as breakdowns by gender, ethnicity, special educational needs (SEN) and whether in receipt of free school meals (FSM) in the last year of compulsory schooling.
The latest statistics report on the period up to academic year 2009 to 2010 and update those previously released on 18 March 2010.
The key points from the latest release are:
- In 2010, 81.5% of people aged 19 were qualified to at least level 2. This is an increase 2.4 percentage points since 2009.
- In 2010, 54.2% of people aged 19 were qualified to level 3, an increase of 2.5 percentage points on those people aged 19 in 2009.
- The proportion of 16 to 19 year olds achieving levels 2 and 3 via vocationally related qualification (VRQs) has risen each year. VRQs are the most common way of reaching level 2 post-16.
- The gap in attainment at 19 between those formerly in receipt of free school meals (FSM) and their peers has closed at both level 2 and level 3 between 2009 and 2010.