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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Examination achievements of pupils in Year 11/aged 15 by gender

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. From 2017, a maximum of two vocational (non-GCSE) qualifications will count towards all threshold measures, depending on size of the qualification (ie no more than 40% of the threshold). From 2017, Literature qualifications no longer count towards the literacy elements in the Level 2 inclusive or Capped 9 score from 2017 onwards, but can still count in the non-subject specific elements. For more information see the Weblinks.

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Number of pupils aged 15/in Year 1115,68214,68930,371
Percentage who achieved Level 192.195.493.7
Percentage who achieved Level 261.273.267.0
Percentage who achieved Level 2 incl. English/Welsh and maths50.160.555.1
Percentage achieving 5 A*-A grades or equivalent14.222.118.0
Average capped wider points score310.7338.3324.1
Capped 9 Score335.4364.6349.5
Percentage who achieved the Skills Challenge Certificate at National or Foundation Level83.890.286.9
Percentage who achieved the Skills Challenge Certificate at National Level66.181.173.4
Percentage who achieved the Welsh Baccalaureate at National or Foundation Level82.188.785.3
Percentage who achieved the Welsh Baccalaureate at National Level45.457.951.4

Metadata

Title
KS4 examination results - Key Performance measures

Last update
December 2018 December 2018

Next update
December 2019 (provisional)

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

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.

Keywords
GCSE; Level thresholds; KS4