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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Key Stage 4 core indicators by Free School Meal entitlement and gender

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 Web links.

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Gender 1(Ascending)
Click here to sortCohortClick here to sortPercentage achieving A*-C in EnglishClick here to sortPercentage achieving A*-C in Maths (best of)Click here to sortPercentage achieving A*-C in GCSE MathematicsClick here to sortPercentage achieving A*-C in GCSE Mathematics - NumeracyClick here to sortPercentage achieving A*-C in ScienceClick here to sortNumber entering Welsh first languageClick here to sortPercentage achieving A*-C in Welsh first language
Eligible for FSM[Collapse]All Pupils4,43338.739.335.033.738.342646.9
All PupilsBoys2,31531.039.634.334.837.320039.5
Not eligible for FSM[Collapse]All Pupils25,00868.970.065.964.369.64,82277.0
All PupilsBoys12,76460.569.364.364.466.82,38667.6
All Pupils[Collapse]All Pupils30,37162.663.659.458.063.05,26674.3
All PupilsBoys15,68253.962.457.557.759.92,59465.3


Key Stage 4 indicators by Free School Meal entitlement

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

National Statistics

Geographical coverage

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

General description
This table covers data published in the Welsh Government's annual "Examination Results" release. It provides information on headline indicators for Year 11 pupils by free school meal entitlement (FSM). For more information see the Weblinks.

Rounding applied
Percentages are shown as whole numbers and have been rounded to 0 decimal places.

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