Data set from Key stage 4 performance

Subject pupil level data

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National level entries and grade thresholds for the latest year broken down by subject, gender, detailed school type and qualification type e.g. GCSEs, AS levels and vocational.


Data set details

Theme
School and college outcomes and performance
Publication
Key stage 4 performance
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • The percentage of pupils achieving the designated grade
  • The number of pupils achieving the designated grade
Filters
  • Gender
  • The type of subject
  • The type of qualification being taken by a pupil
Time period
2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameversionestablishment_typequalification_typesubjectgenderadmission_typereligious_denominationgradenumber_achievingpercentage_achieving
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll schoolsAS level and FSMQAny classical studyBoysTotalTotala to b150
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll schoolsAS level and FSMQAny classical studyGirlsTotalTotala to b1100
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll schoolsAS level and FSMQAny classical studyTotalTotalTotala to b267
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll schoolsAS level and FSMQAny classical studyBoysTotalTotala to e2100
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll schoolsAS level and FSMQAny classical studyGirlsTotalTotala to e1100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
admission_typeBasis for admission into the school
establishment_typeThe types of school in the data
genderGender
gradeThe grade a pupil achieves
number_achievingThe number of pupils achieving the designated grade

Footnotes

  1. All schools include state-funded schools, independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision. Alternative provision includes academy and free school alternative provision. Since September 2013, general further education colleges and sixth-form colleges have been able to directly enrol 14 to 16 year-olds. 2014/15 was the first year in which colleges have pupils at the end of key stage 4. From 2016 onwards, entries and achievements for these pupils are included in figures as state-funded schools.
  2. All state-funded schools include local authority maintained mainstream schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges, further education colleges with provision for 14 to 16 year-olds and state-funded special schools. They exclude independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision. Alternative provision includes academy and free school alternative provision. 
  3. State-funded mainstream schools include academies, free schools, city technology colleges and further education colleges with provision for 14 to 16 year-olds. They exclude  state-funded special schools, independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools and alternative provision (including pupil referral units, AP free schools and AP academies as well as state-funded AP placements in other institutions). Further education colleges with 14-16 provision are included in the total figure for all state-funded schools but not in the breakdowns by religious character or school admissions; therefore, figures by religious character or school admissions will not add up to the figure for all state-funded mainstream schools.
  4. All State-funded special schools include community special schools, foundation special schools, special sponsored academies, special converter academies and special free schools.
  5. All independent schools include non-maintained special schools, independent special schools and independent schools.
  6. State-funded special schools include local authority maintained special schools, academy sponsor led special schools, academy special schools and special free schools. They exclude independent special schools and non-maintained special schools.
  7. Hospital, PRU & AP schools include Community Hospital School, Foundation Hospital School, Pupil Referral Unit, sponsored academies, convertor academies, free school and alternative provision.
  8. Academies and free schools include sponsored academies, converter academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs).
  9. Most secondary schools educate pupils from year 7 (age 11 to 12) to year 11 (age 15 to 16). Some schools and colleges, such as university technical colleges (UTCs), studio schools or further education colleges with key stage 4 provision, differ in their age range and specialisms and this should be borne in mind when reviewing the performance tables data for these types of provision. For example, Progress 8 measures the progress made by pupils from the end of year 6 (end of primary school) through to the end of year 11, covering a period of five years. In UTCs, studio schools and some other academies, pupils typically start in year 10, rather than in year 7 as is the case for most secondary schools. This means that, by the end of year 11, pupils in these schools will have typically attended that school for only 2 years, compared to 5 years for pupils in most secondary schools. As a result, the Progress 8 data for these schools is not directly comparable with the Progress 8 data for other schools. UTCs, studio schools and some FE colleges with KS4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. The government’s position is that it is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of provision and that each school should decide on a case by case basis whether its specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.
  10. Selective schools admit pupils wholly or mainly with reference to ability. These schools are formally designated as grammar schools.
  11. Non selective schools in highly selective areas: Includes all non-selective schools in local authorities with a high level of selection (where 25% or more of state-funded secondary places are in state-funded selective schools). These local authorities are Bexley, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Medway, Slough, Southend-on-Sea, Sutton, Torbay, Trafford and Wirral.
  12. Non selective schools in other areas: Includes all non-selective schools that are not in highly selective areas, including those in areas with some selection.
  13. Religious character is taken from the GIAS (Get information about schools) website and is the legal designation of each school. Any state-funded mainstream schools who do not have their religious character recorded on the GIAS website are recorded in 'no religious character'. Religious character is taken from GIAS and are given as at 12 September at the start of the academic year, and is the legal designation of each school. 
  14. Since September 2013, general further education (FE) colleges and sixth-form colleges have been able to directly enrol 14- to 16-year-olds. Entries and achievements for these pupils are included in figures as state-funded schools. As FE colleges do not complete the school census, pupils at the end of key stage 4 attending FE colleges are included in the all pupils lines but not in the majority of the characteristics breakdowns. Therefore, there are some cases where the individual characteristics breakdowns will not add up to the all pupils figure. Pupils in FE colleges are included in the free school meals and disadvantaged figures from 2015/16 onwards.
  15. Some zero percentages may represent small numbers due to rounding.
  16. z = When an observation is not applicable
  17. Any science includes Astronomy, Electronics, Environmental Science and Geology.
  18. Only GCSEs and established GCSE equivalents (Cambridge International certificates and Edexcel level 1/2 certificates) are included in this data. Excludes Double Awards.
  19. Discounting has been applied where pupils have taken the same subject more than once. In 2021/22, with the return of the exam series, first entry rules were reintroduced for discounting. Further information can be found in the secondary accountability guidance. For more on the discounting methodology read the Discounting and Early Entry Guidance.
  20. Since 2014/15, the early entry policy where only a pupil’s first attempt at a qualification is counted in performance measures was extended to all subjects. 
  21. Combined Science GCSE is a Double Award and is included in this table for the purpose of comparison with other Science subjects.

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