Data set from Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25

Attainment by characteristics - ages 16 to 25

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Time period refers to the academic year in which the young person turned 19.

The numbers and proportions of young people in the state sector who reached Level 2/3 or Level 2 with English and maths and level in maths by age and characteristics (sex, Free School Meal (FSM) eligibility, disadvantaged status, ethnicity, Special Educational Need (SEN) and Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI)). 

Also includes numbers and proportions achieving GCSE/other Level 2 English, maths by age and the numbers and proportions achieving at 19 (of those below at 16).


Data set details

Theme
School and college outcomes and performance
Publication
Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
  • Number in state sector cohort
  • Percentage
Filters
  • Age
  • Qualification Type
  • Characteristic
Time period
2004/05 to 2025/26

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameagecohort_age_inbreakdown_topicbreakdownqualification_levelsubjectqualification_typeinstitution_typenumber_in_ss_cohortnumberpercentage
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandby age 16200102IDACI (Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index)25% least deprivedLevel 2Attained Level 2 MathsGCSETotal1380219011065.287
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandby age 16200102IDACI (Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index)25% most deprivedLevel 2TotalTotal Level 2Total1380224017229.106
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandby age 16200102IDACI (Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index)Attainment gap (percentage points)Level 2Attained full Level 2 with English & MathsTotal (GCSE and other equivalent)Totalzz37.547
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandby age 16200102IDACI (Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index)Attainment gap (percentage points)Level 2Attained Level 2 English & MathsGCSETotalzz37.634
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001Englandby age 16200102SexMaleLevel 2Attained Level 2 MathsOther Level 2: FSQTotal28419100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge - The academic year shown is the year in which the young person has turned (or will turn) 19, irrespective of the age selected. 19 not 16 refers to young people who had not achieved at 16 but had achieved by 19.
breakdownCharacteristic
institution_typeInstitution Type
numberNumber
number_in_ss_cohortNumber in state sector cohort

Footnotes

  1. Figures for disadvantage only available from 2016/17 onwards due to changes in measurement.
  2. Figures for English and maths are based on those educated in the mainstream state-funded sector in year 11, therefore overall attainment rates differ to headline measures (see the 'About this publication' section) although trends are comparable.
  3. Condition of Funding changes for young people were introduced by the Education and Skills Funding Agency from 2014/15 onwards. This has resulted in most students having to study English and/or maths at level 2 as part of their programmes between the ages of 16 and 19 if they are yet to achieve qualifications at this level.
  4. These figures are based on qualifications prioritised by age first achieved.
  5. Figures for pupil characteristics are based on those educated in the mainstream state-funded sector in year 11, therefore overall attainment rates differ to headline measures (see the 'About this publication' section) although trends are comparable.
  6. Attainment gaps refer to the difference in attainment between one characteristic group and another. 1) Special Educational Need (SEN) gap: between those with and without SEN, with non-SEN individuals typically having higher attainment; 2) Free School Meal (FSM) gap: between those eligible and not eligible for FSM, with those not eligible for FSM typically having higher attainment; 3) Disadvantage gap: between those deemed disadvantaged (see methodology) and those not disadvantaged, with those not disadvantaged typically having higher attainment; 4) Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) gap: between the 25% most deprived and the 25% least deprived, with the 25% least deprived typically having higher attainment; 5) Gap between males and females, with females typically having higher attainment.
  7. See accompanying methodology for definitions of characteristics.
  8. All state-funded schools include converter academies, free schools, maintained schools, sponsor academies and city technical colleges.

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