National curriculum assessments at key stage 1: 2010
Provisional information on the achievements of eligible pupils in national curriculum assessments in academic year 2009 to 2010.
Reference Id: SFR26/2010
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Underlying Statistical data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 26 August 2010
Coverage status: Provisional
Publication Status: Published
The key stage 1 statistics published in this SFR are produced from data provided to the Department for Education by local authorities in July 2010. The figures in this SFR are based on this provisional 2010 data.
National curriculum assessment provides a measurement of achievement against the precise attainment targets of the national curriculum rather than any generalised concept of ability in any of the subject areas. The national curriculum standards have been designed so that most pupils will progress by approximately one level every two years. This means that by the end of key stage 1 pupils are expected to achieve Level 2.
The key points from the latest release are:
At Level 2 or above:
- In all subjects a higher proportion of girls than boys reached or exceeded the expected level.
- Compared to the equivalent final 2009 figures, the overall percentages achieving Level 2 or above remained the same in speaking and listening, writing, mathematics and science; increasing in reading by one percentage point.
At Level 2B or above:
- In all subjects a higher proportion of girls than boys achieved Level 2B or above.
- Compared to the equivalent final 2009 figures, the overall percentage achieving Level 2B or above remained the same in reading and writing but decreased in mathematics by one percentage point.
At Level 3 or above:
- A higher proportion of girls than boys achieved Level 3 or above in speaking and listening, reading and writing, whilst a higher proportion of boys than girls achieved Level 3 or above in mathematics and science.
- Compared to the equivalent final 2009 figures, the overall percentages achieving Level 3 or above remained the same in speaking and listening, reading and writing but decreased by one percentage point in each of mathematics and science.
The underlying data for this publication was made available on 29 September 2010.
Adam Hatton - Attainment Statistics Team