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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Examination achievements in core subjects of pupils in Year 11/aged 15 by gender (legacy data)

This cube covers data published in the Welsh Government's annual "Examination Results" release. The annual release shows this data at Wales level, in this table, the figures are shown for regional consortia and local authorities. From 2018/19 the Welsh government has introduced a new set of performance measures that includes the Literacy point score, the Numeracy point score and the Science point score. For these new measures please see the ‘Key Stage 4 Interim Measures by Gender, from 2018/19’ table.

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Number of pupils aged 15/in Year 11From 2015/16, cohort based on pupils in Year 11. Up to 2014/15, cohort based on pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year.15,68214,68930,371
Percentage who achieved Level 1Percentage of pupils aged 15 who achieved the Level 1 threshold (a volume of qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A*-G).92.195.493.7
Percentage who achieved Level 2Percentage of pupils aged 15 who achieved the Level 2 threshold (a volume of qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C).61.273.267.0
Percentage who achieved Level 2 incl. English/Welsh and mathsLevel 2 Inclusive: a volume of qualifications at Level 2 (equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C) Including an A*-C GCSE pass in English or Welsh 1st language and Mathematics.50.160.555.1
Percentage achieving A*-C in English or Welsh first languagePercentage of pupils aged 15 who achieved Level 2 (A*-C GCSE or equivalent) in a core English (inc. Literature) or Welsh first language (inc. Literature) qualification.  \'Core\' is defined as contributing the the Core Subject Indicator (CSI).56.274.164.9
Percentage achieving A*-C in SciencePercentage of pupils aged 15 who achieved a Level 2 (A*-C GCSE or equivalent) core Science qualification. \'Core\' is defined as contributing the the Core Subject Indicator (CSI).59.966.263.0
Percentage achieving A*-C in Maths (best of)Percentage of pupils aged 15 who achieved a Level 2 (A*-C GCSE or equivalent) core Maths qualification. \'Core\' is defined as contributing the the Core Subject Indicator (CSI). From 2016/17, the best of GCSE Mathematics/ Mathematics - Numeracy is used to calculate the overall Mathematics A*-C.62.464.863.6
Percentage achieving A*-C in GCSE Mathematics57.561.559.4
Percentage achieving A*-C in GCSE Mathematics - Numeracy57.758.358.0
Percentage achieving A*-C in EnglishPercentage of pupils aged 15 who achieved a Level 2 (A*-C GCSE or equivalent) core English language or literature qualification. \'Core\' is defined as contributing the the Core Subject Indicator (CSI).53.971.862.6
Number entering Welsh first languageNumber of pupils aged 15 entering level 2  Core Welsh first language qualifications.2,5942,6725,266
Percentage achieving A*-C in Welsh first languagePercentage of those pupils aged 15 entering a core Welsh first language qualification, who achieved Level 2 (A*-C GCSE or equivalent) in a core Welsh first language (inc. Literature) qualification.65.383.174.3

Metadata

Title

KS4 examination results - Key Performance measures

Last update

December 2018 December 2018

Next update

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Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Welsh Examinations Database, Welsh Government (via Awarding Organisations and a contracted collection body)

Source 2

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

GCSE; Level thresholds; KS4

General description

This cube covers data published in the Welsh Government's annual "Examination Results" release. It provides information on the percentage of pupils in year 11/aged 15 achieving the key stage 4 key indicators. For more information see the Weblinks.

Data collection and calculation

The figures in this table are based on information collected from awarding organisations for the school performance exercise and have been checked by schools. Further information on the collection and calculation of this data can be found in the notes section of the Examination Results release (See Weblinks)

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

The data shown is collected annually after the end of year exams have been completed. The data is shown from 1996 and is updated each year to show the latest academic year's results. Each year refers to the academic year, for example from 1st of September 2014 to the 31st August 2015.

Users, uses and context

For more Information see the notes section of the Examination Results release (See Weblinks)

Rounding applied

Where applicable, numbers have been rounded to 1 decimal place.

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.