This release provides the earliest information on the overall achievements in GCSE examinations and other accredited qualifications of young people reaching the end of key stage 4 in the academic year 2011 to 2012.
Reference Id: SFR25/2012
Publication type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Local authority data
Local authority data: LA data
Release date: 18 October 2012
Coverage status: Provisional
Publication status: Published
The information in this release is taken from data collated for the 2012 secondary school performance tables.
Revised GCSE and equivalent results figures will be published in January 2013 accounting for amendments made by schools up until the publication of the performance tables.
Separate tables showing key stage 3 core subject teacher assessments have been published alongside this key stage 4 SFR to create a single statistical release day for secondary school attainment.
National results for pupils at the end of key stage 4 for all schools (both state-funded and independent)
- 58.6% achieved five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from the year 2010 to 2011 (Table 1a, Chart 1). The decrease appears to be because of a reduction in English entries in independent schools, the possible reasons for this reduction have been analysed in the technical notes section of this SFR.
- 25% were entered for all of the subject areas of the English Baccalaureate and 18.1% passed every subject area with grade A* to C. This compares to 23.8% who were entered and 17.6% who achieved the English Baccalaureate in the year 2010 to 2011 (Table 1b).
- 59.2% achieved English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade A* to C, compared to 59.6% in the year 2010 to 2011, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points (Table 2).
- 81.1% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent, an increase of 1.5 percentage points from 79.6% in the year 2010 to 2011 (Table 1a, Chart 1).
Richard Baker - Attainment Statistics Team
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