This release provides updated 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 2010 to 2011 .
Reference Id: SFR02/2012
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Local Authority data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 12 July 2012
Coverage status: Final/Provisional
Publication Status: Recently updated
This statistical first release (SFR) provides updated 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 has been 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 academic year 2009 to 2010, a greater number of iGCSEs have been accredited as certificates and are now reflected in these statistics. These have had a significant effect on the statistics published in this SFR, most notably for those covering 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 percentage of pupils achieving key indicators by prior attainment bands are shown in table 6.
- There are 2 new national tables showing school counts for the percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate and number of schools below/at/above the floor standards (tables S1 and S2). There is also a new table showing the number of schools below the floor standards in each local authority and region (table 21).
National results for pupils at the end of key stage 4 for all schools (both maintained including academies and special schools and independent)
- 58.9% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent including English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs, an increase of 5.4 percentage points from the year 2009 to 2010 (table 1a, chart 1).
- 23.7% were entered for all of the subject areas of the English Baccalaureate and 17.6% 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).
- 59.5% achieved English and mathematics GCSEs or iGCSEs at grades A* to C, compared to 54.0% in the year 2009 to 2010 (table 2).
- 79.5% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent, an increase of 4.1 percentage points from they year 2009 to 2010 (table 1a, chart 1).
Richard Baker - Attainment Statistics Team
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