This release provides information on the overall achievements of young people in GCSE examinations and other accredited qualifications in the academic year 2010 to 2011.
Reference Id: SFR26/2011
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Local Authority data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 20 October 2011
Coverage status: Provisional
Publication Status: Recently updated
This statistical first release (SFR) provides the earliest information on the overall achievements of young people in GCSE examinations and other accredited qualifications in the academic year 2010 to 2011. The information is taken from data collated for the 2011 secondary school performance tables, which is currently in the process of being checked by schools. The results shown in this SFR are based on pupils reaching the end of key stage 4 (KS4), typically those starting the academic year aged 15.
iGCSEs accredited as international certificates were included in this publication for the first time last year. However, many of the more popular iGCSE qualifications which had significant volumes of entries were not accredited at the time of publication and were therefore excluded. Since the last publication, a greater number of iGCSEs have been accredited as certificates and are now reflected in these statistics. These have had a significant affect on the statistics published in this SFR, most notably for those covering the independent schools. Some analysis of the impact of iGCSEs on key indicators is provided in the technical notes of this SFR.
A number of new statistics are included in this publication:
- The entries and achievements in each English Baccalaureate subject area are now shown alongside overall entry and achievement figures in table 1b. These figures are also provided at local authority and regional level in table 18.
- There are 2 new national tables showing pupils making expected progress in English and mathematics from the academic year 2007 to 2008 to the academic year 2010 to 2011 (table 1c) and showing expected progress broken down by prior attainment and KS4 grades (table 1d). Local authority and regional figures for pupil progression are in tables 19 and 20. These tables continue the series published in SFR10/2011 ‘Percentage of pupils making expected progress in English and mathematics between key stage 2 and key stage 4 in England: academic year 2007 to 2008 to academic year 2010 to 2011’
National results for pupils at the end of key stage 4 for all schools (both maintained (including academies and special schools) and independent)
- 58.3% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from the year 2009 to 2010 (table 1a, chart 1).
- 22.7% were entered for all of the subject areas of the English Baccalaureate and 16.5% passed every subject area with grades A* to C. This compares to 22.0% who were entered and 15.6% who achieved the English Baccalaureate in the year 2009 to 2010 (table 1b).
- 59.0% achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades A* to C, compared to 54.0% in the year 2009 to 2010 (table 2).
- 78.8% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent, an increase of 3.4 percentage points from the year 2009 to 2010 (table 1a, chart 1).
Underlying data for this SFR is not yet available but will be published as soon as possible.
Tables containing provisional data relating to key stage 4 attainment gaps between pupils eligible for free school meals and the rest (impact indicator 3.8) and between the most and least deprived schools (impact indicator 5.18) were added on 15 December 2011.