Data set from Key stage 4 performance

Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices GCSE subjects

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National level distributions of GCSE grades achieved compared with KS2 scaled scores achieved broken down by subject, gender, disadvantage, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL). Pupils in state-funded mainstream and special schools, hospital schools and non-maintained special schools.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Key stage 4 performance
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total number of GCSE grades achieved
  • Total number of GCSE double grades achieved
  • Number of GCSE pupils with grade 1 achieved
  • GCSE subject entered
  • Key stage 2 scaled score group
  • Pupil characteristic disaggregation
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll PupilsAll PupilsAncient HistoryLess than 80610001000010911.100011.1000066.711.10zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll PupilsAll PupilsAncient History80 - 89.511412000000101921.15.310.500000057.95.30zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll PupilsAll PupilsAncient History90 - 95.5209144811000005715.824.67141.81.800035.100zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll PupilsAll PupilsAncient History96 - 99.5141084662400005418.514.87.411.
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll PupilsAll PupilsAncient History100 - 10210614797630000629.722.611.314.511.39.74.80016.100zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 67 variables
Variable nameVariable description
all_double_gradesTotal number of GCSE double grades achieved
all_gradesTotal number of GCSE grades achieved
characteristic_valuePupil characteristic disaggregation - Filter by Pupil characteristic disaggregation
ks2_scaled_score_groupKey stage 2 scaled score group - Filter by Key stage 2 scaled score group
num_1Number of GCSE pupils with grade 1 achieved


  1. z = When an observation is not applicable
  2. Grade U refers to pupils' results which are ungraded or unclassified.
  3. Grade X refers to pupils who were absent or whose results are pending.
  4. For pupils at the end of KS4 in 2022/23, where pupils achieved qualifications in subjects between January 2020 and August 2021, we will not use results from these qualifications and these results are shown as covid impacted. The entries into the qualifications are still counted. 

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