National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2013 (revised)
Revised information on the 2013 national curriculum assessment at key stage 2, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.
This statistical first release (SFR) provides revised 2013 key stage 2 national curriculum assessment results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level. Information on attainment will also be broken down by pupil characteristics, specifically gender, ethnicity, first language, free school meal eligibility, disadvantage, special educational need (SEN) and Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index.
It includes results from the key stage 2 tests in reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling and on key stage 2 teacher assessments in English, mathematics, science, reading and writing. It also includes figures on expected progress between key stage 1 and key stage 2.
The revised figures are based on data checked by schools prior to publication in the primary school performance tables. The figures contained within this publication will combine this revised data with the information gathered through the school census in January 2013. Figures in this SFR will update provisional figures released in September in SFR 34/2013.
The key points are:
75% of pupils achieved level 4 or above in all of reading, writing and mathematics, the same figure as in 2012
21% of pupils achieved level 5 or above in all of reading, writing and mathematics compared to 20% in 2012
63% of pupils achieved a ‘good’ level 4 or above in both reading and mathematics and also got level 4 or above in the writing teacher assessment
the percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the new grammar, punctuation and spelling test was 74% - the percentage achieving level 5 or above was 48%
the percentage of pupils in state-funded schools making expected progress has increased by 1 percentage point to 92% in writing and to 88% in mathematics - however, the percentage making expected progress in reading decreased by 1 percentage point to 88%
767 schools are below the primary school floor target - this represents 6% of state-funded mainstream schools included in the floor calculations - it is a fall from 834 in 2012 (using 2013 definition)
girls outperform boys in reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling - 88% of girls achieved level 4 or above in the reading test compared to 83% of boys and 79% of girls achieved level 4 or above in the grammar, punctuation and spelling test compared to 69% of boys - 85% of both boys and girls achieved level 4 or above in the mathematics test
Chinese pupils are still outperforming other pupils with 85% achieving level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics - the gap between Chinese pupils and the national average has fallen by 4 percentage points since 2011
60% of pupils known to be eligible for FSM achieved the expected level in all of reading, writing and mathematics compared with 79% of all other pupils, a gap of 19 percentage points.
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