Data set from Key stage 4 performance

KS4 national data

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National level headline entry and attainment measures broken down by year, detailed school type, gender, prior attainment, school admission type and school religious denomination.

Data set details

Theme
School and college outcomes and performance
Publication
Key stage 4 performance
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils for Ebacc element
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils for English element
Filters
  • Attainment level assigned to pupil based on their KS2 results
  • Basis for admission into the school e.g. non-selective schools in other areas, selective schools
  • Gender
Time period
2009/10 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameversionschool_characteristicbreakdowncharacteristic_gendercharacteristic_prior_attainmentcharacteristic_admission_typecharacteristic_religious_denominationt_schoolst_pupilst_att8avg_att8t_entbasicspt_entbasicst_l2basics_95pt_l2basics_95t_l2basics_94pt_l2basics_94t_ebacc_e_ptq_eept_ebacc_e_ptq_eet_ebacc_95pt_ebacc_95t_ebacc_94pt_ebacc_94t_ebaccapsavg_ebaccapst_inp8calct_p8scoreavg_p8scorep8score_CI_lowp8score_CI_uppt_p8engavg_p8engp8eng_CI_lowp8eng_CI_uppt_p8matavg_p8matp8mat_CI_lowp8mat_CI_uppt_p8ebacavg_p8ebacp8ebac_CI_lowp8ebac_CI_uppt_p8openavg_p8openp8open_CI_lowp8open_CI_uppt_entry_1pt_entry_1t_anypasspt_anypasst_ebaceng_ept_ebaceng_et_ebacmat_ept_ebacmat_et_ebac2sci_ept_ebac2sci_et_ebachum_ept_ebachum_et_ebaclan_ept_ebaclan_et_ebaceng_95pt_ebaceng_95t_ebacmat_95pt_ebacmat_95t_ebac2sci_95pt_ebac2sci_95t_ebachum_95pt_ebachum_95t_ebaclan_95pt_ebaclan_95t_ebaceng_94pt_ebaceng_94t_ebacmat_94pt_ebacmat_94t_ebac2sci_94pt_ebac2sci_94t_ebachum_94pt_ebachum_94t_ebaclan_94pt_ebaclan_94t_ebptseng_llavg_ebptseng_llt_ebptsmatavg_ebptsmatt_ebptssciavg_ebptsscit_ebptshumavg_ebptshumt_ebptslanavg_ebptslant_att8_engavg_att8_engt_att8_matavg_att8_matt_att8_ebacavg_att8_ebact_att8_openavg_att8_opent_att8_open_gavg_att8_open_gt_att8_open_ngavg_att8_open_ngt_ebac_fillavg_ebac_fillt_open_fillavg_open_fillt_ebaccsubjent_0pt_ebaccsubjent_0t_ebaccsubjent_1pt_ebaccsubjent_1t_ebaccsubjent_2pt_ebaccsubjent_2t_ebaccsubjent_3pt_ebaccsubjent_3t_ebaccsubjent_4pt_ebaccsubjent_4t_ent_comb_scipt_ent_comb_scit_eballsci_ptq_eept_eballsci_ptq_eet_triplesci_ept_triplesci_et_ent_hist_geogpt_ent_hist_geogt_multilan_ept_multilan_et_entered_artpt_entered_art
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedState-funded mainstreamReligious denomination by prior attainmentBoysHigh priorTotalChurch of England1692491183765.573.8248699.8234694.2245998.7161564.8137255.1152861.317005.886.83:::::::::::::::::::::248999.9248899.9248399.7248899.9248399.7221088.7179271.9237595.3242797.4237395.6209894.9155686.8246498.9247499.3245598.9216798.1170895.3179157.19187937.54185747.46163266.5511852.754.763585214.43758615.156260.2522.654067.2521.751136.520.52930.751.2743537439320.130.130.1100476830.871528.7176871176770.936114.51767.166126.5
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedState-funded mainstreamReligious denomination by prior attainmentGirlsHigh priorTotalChurch of England167224217035776223999.9216296.4222499.2150467.1136961.1146165.215716.37.01:::::::::::::::::::::224099.9224099.9223599.7223999.9222899.4199188.8169775.7220698.4217597212895.5192496.6157993222399.2223099.5220799.1196698.7165497.5174267.77164447.3316522.57.37153356.8412048.755.373488415.63288814.750932.7522.751652.25234883321.82819.251.3668336691320.150.230.1532.467530.186438.5136460.8136460.824811.11607.1127356.8
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedState-funded mainstreamReligious denomination by prior attainmentTotalHigh priorTotalChurch of England1814733354122.574.8472599.8450895.2468398.9311965.9274157.9298963.232722.186.91:::::::::::::::::::::472999.9472899.9471899.7472799.9471199.5420188.8348973.7458196.8460297.2450195.5402295.7313589.9468799470499.4466299413398.4336296.4353417.47352377.4435096.57.42316616.6923901.55.057073614.97047414.910719322.6105719.522.399969.521.157501.214118314130340.180.260.11533.2144330.5157933.4313266.2313166.260912.93367.1193440.9
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedState-funded mainstreamReligious denomination by prior attainmentBoysLow priorTotalChurch of England1704649162306.534.9456798.262013.3187740.464113.8641.42004.313092.82.82:::::::::::::::::::::460199456798.2447796.3458398.6445195.7357576.980317.3131528.3100321.676517.290225.222528268957.8227448.9181640.8165846.440850.8170663.67154603.33153823.31122472.6330210.65343357.4309206.7453089.751743.511.137540.58.1142033.1127052.7129982.8591.3581.2691.580017.2302265406587.43868.33848.32725.9320.7171636.9
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedState-funded mainstreamReligious denomination by prior attainmentGirlsLow priorTotalChurch of England1734301167882.2539423998.676717.8198946.2945221493.54089.513346.743.1:::::::::::::::::::::426599.2425498.9418097.2424798.7417097336678.3126629.4201746.991221.279819.1101230.148838.5315073.2210548.9181643.5171250.978862.2185934.32142493.31148303.45122492.8553301.24373558.7284986.644517.510.457511.7513.442703.59.914808.253.4119972.8123292.9441350.8691.650111.6270762.9385689.73147.33147.31744541.3241556.1

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 127 variables
Variable nameVariable description
avg_att8Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils
avg_att8_ebacAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for Ebacc element
avg_att8_engAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for English element
avg_att8_matAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for mathematics element
avg_att8_openAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for open element

Footnotes

  1. Progress 8 data is not being published using 2020/21 data because of the cancellation of GCSE exams. Calculating Progress 8 has an element of modelling (estimating the average Attainment 8 score for pupils with similar prior attainment) and with the lack of exam data, the Progress 8 measure is not meaningful as a measure of Progress for 2021. This is the second year that Progress 8 data has not been published due to the cancellation of exams.
  2. All independent schools include non-maintained special schools, independent special schools and independent schools.
  3. All State-funded special schools include community special schools, foundation special schools, special sponsored academies, special converter academies and special free schools.
  4. Selective schools admit pupils wholly or mainly with reference to ability. These schools are formally designated as grammar schools.
  5. Local authority (LA) maintained mainstream schools include community schools, voluntary aided schools, voluntary controlled schools and foundation schools. Schools fully or partially under local authority control that are state-funded, mainly by the Dedicated Schools Grant.
  6. 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.
  7. Some zero percentages may represent small numbers due to rounding.
  8. The open element contains the three highest point scores in any three other subjects, including English language or literature (if not counted in the English slot), further GCSE qualifications (including English Baccalaureate subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list.
  9. 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.
  10. z = When an observation is not applicable
  11. In 2020 and 2021, all GCSEs in England have been reformed and use the new 9 to 1 grading system (rather than A*-G). Year on year comparisons will be limited until these qualifications are consistently included from 2020 onwards. However, results for 2020 and 2021 are not comparable with earlier years due to the cancellation of exams (due to COVID-19) and the changes to the way GCSE grades were awarded.
  12. EBacc sciences includes the double award GCSE in combined science, and single GCSEs in biology, chemistry, physics and computer science.
  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. 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.
  15. A Progress 8 score of 1.0 means pupils in the group make on average approximately a grade more progress than the national average; a score of -0.5 means they make on average approximately half a grade less progress than average. Progress 8 scores should be interpreted alongside the associated confidence intervals. If the lower bound of the confidence interval is greater than zero, it can be interpreted as meaning that the group achieves greater than average progress compared to pupils in mainstream schools nationally and that this is statistically significant. If the upper bound is negative, this means that the group achieves lower than average progress compared to pupils in mainstream schools nationally and that this is statistically significant.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. : = When data is unavailable for other reasons
  19. Average number of slots filled that contains U grades or other qualifications scoring 0 points are counted as a non-filled slot.
  20. Academies and free schools include sponsored academies, converter academies, free schools studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs).
  21. c = a cell that has been suppressed due to low number of pupils. Suppression was applied where deemed necessary for all data up to 2018/19. For 2019/20, DfE suppression policy changed. For 2020 and 2021 results where a geographical area contains only one school (for example Isles of Scilly) the data for that area has been suppressed. This is in line with the announcement that school level data would not be published using either summer 2020 or summer 2021 exam grades awarded.
  22. 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.
  23. Subjects included in the 'entered art' indicators include: Applied Art and Design, Art and Design, Drama, Media/Film/TV, Music, Dance and Performing Arts.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Hospital, PRU & AP schools include Community Hospital School, Foundation Hospital School, Pupil Referral Unit, sponsored academies, convertor academies, free school and alternative provision.

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